Shea Vassar

ᏣᎳᎩ film nerd & huge fan of coffee, cats, and the OKC Thunder.
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.

Sundance 2021: Censor

‘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.

The New Mutants Dani Moonstar

“Hey, Standing Rock” and the Anti-Native Harm of ‘The New Mutants’

By Shea Vassar 

The film’s racist dialogue is the result of lazy writing. Still, it minimizes one of the biggest cultural movements for Native Americans in the last few decades.

Elle Maija Tailfeathers Blood Quantum

9 Native Filmmakers You Should Know

By Shea Vassar 

A Native renaissance is in its beginning stages in the film industry.

Black Narcisssus Miniseries Sister Ruth

FX’s ‘Black Narcissus’ Miniseries Fails to Find Relevance in 2020

By Shea Vassar 

Why’d they even bother when the perfectly good 1947 Powell and Pressburger film adaptation exists?