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Unpacking the “Angry Young Man” Trope

He's young, he's angry, and he has something to say.  Read More

‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ is the Best Continuation of the First Two Movies

The short-lived series brought a fresh vision to the franchise that also complemented its better movies. Let’s revisit Josh Friedman’s… Read More

From Fellini to Felliniesque: The Turning Point of ‘La Dolce Vita’

Here's a video essay on why 'La Dolce Vita' represents a stylistic shift in the career of Federico Fellini. Read More

The Emperor’s New Score

Just how would John Williams musically close the 'Star Wars' trilogy? Read More

The Winkie’s Diner Scene is the Key to ‘Mulholland Drive’

Here's a video essay on why the Winkie's Diner scene is the key to understanding 'Mulholland Drive.' Read More

‘When Michael Calls’ Is a 70s TV Horror Movie Worth Picking Up

"15 years ago Helen's nephew died... or did he?" Read More

Five Comic Books to Read Before ‘Project Power’

'Project Power' is the latest in a long line of films and comic books deconstructing superhero concepts. Read More

How They Shot the Impossible Mirror Scene in ‘Contact’

Mirror, mirror on the wall what's the most mind-boggling blue screen effect of them all? Read More

Christopher Walken Is an Action Hero in ‘McBain’

This might not be the actor’s most well-known outing as a Vietnam veteran, but it’s easily the most entertaining. Read More

Fleischer Studios Taught Superman to Quit Leaping and Fly

The Fleischer brothers reluctantly agreed to take on Superman, and in the process, they revolutionized the character. Read More