Shea Vassar

ᏣᎳᎩ film nerd & huge fan of coffee, cats, and the OKC Thunder.
The Sopranos Columbus Day

Revisiting The Sopranos’ Columbus Day Episode

By Shea Vassar 

The Sopranos is great at showing how ignorant mobsters can be.

two devils in The Many Saints Of Newark

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ is a Solid Mobster Film

By Shea Vassar 

Whether you’re a fan of The Sopranos or not, this is a solid tale of mobsters and morality.

Night Raiders

TIFF 2021: ‘Night Raiders’ is a Sci-Fi Film with More Intent than Entertainment

By Shea Vassar 

Danis Goulet’s Indigenous feature tackles heavy historic truths through a dystopian story.

Watching Tv at home

Back to the Movies: Theaters Might Be Opening But I’m Staying Home

By Shea Vassar 

While some cinephiles are heading back to the in-person cinema experience, there are a few who are content staying home.

Hulu's Sasquatch

Hulu’s ‘Sasquatch’ Digs Into Some Sinister Stuff

By Shea Vassar 

Bigfoot, marijuana, and humanity: what more could you need in a true crime story? Thankfully, Hulu’s new series has all three.

Sundance 2021: Land

Robin Wright’s ‘Land’ is a Bland Portrait of the Grieving Process

By Shea Vassar 

Wright’s directorial debut might capture the beauty of Wyoming but the story will put you to sleep.

Sundance 2021: Wild Indian

‘Wild Indian’ Continues a Native Filmmaking Renaissance

By Shea Vassar 

Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.’s first feature film is daring, dark, and dramatic while commenting on some tough subjects regarding the modern Native experience.


‘Censor’ is Unafraid to Ask Difficult Questions

By Shea Vassar 

Prano Bailey-Bond’s first venture into feature filmmaking isn’t perfect, but it sure does a decent job to bring up some existential topics.

The Revenant Scalping

‘The Revenant’ and the Dark History of Scalping

By Shea Vassar 

Sure, everyone scalped. But there were those who were compensated for the bloody act and those who have to carry the stereotypical legacy.