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March 19 2018

Review: Annihilation (2018)

Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Annihilation—an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel—may have seemed like a good sell for a big studio a few years ago. The first novel in...
March 9 2018

Was Breaking Bad the Greatest TV Drama of All Time?

*Spoilers Follow* It’s hard to believe it’s been a full decade since we were first introduced to Breaking Bad’s tighty-whities-wearing protagonist Walter White. The series,...
February 2 2018

The End of the F***ing World, and I Feel Fine

It doesn’t take long to ascertain what the British series The End of the F***ing World (readily available to stream through Netflix) is aspiring to be. Just from its NSFW (albeit censored)...
January 12 2018

Search Party: Why the TBS Hit Is the Crime Series Millennials (for Better or Worse) Need

**Spoilers Ahead** Search Party has the dubious distinction of being a series that’s true colors don’t show right away. In fact, it really isn’t until the second season that...
December 19 2017

Review: Thelma (2017)

Although mankind would like to think that they have free will throughout their life, there is the inarguable fact that one has absolutely no control over their upbringing. We are brought into this...
December 4 2017

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

When film noir is brought up, the first thing people tend to think of is the environments that these films are associated with. They think of the dark alleys and smog-saturated urban locales of...
November 28 2017

Review: The Shape of Water (2017)

While Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has become a vastly recognizable artist across several mediums (with his name gracing novels, films, FX’s The Strain, and even aborted video games),...
October 17 2017

Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Not many films sci-fi films can truly attest to having the legacy that Blade Runner has accumulated in the 35 years since its release. Loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids...
October 2 2017

Top 10 Crime Films of the 21st Century

What is it that makes for a great crime film? Is a movie a crime film simply because it deals with illicit characters? In that case, couldn’t a lot of political films be classified as such?...
September 11 2017

Review: Good Time (2017)

Making a crime thriller set in contemporary New York is tricky these days for one principal reason: there isn’t that much crime there anymore. In the 44 years since Martin Scorsese released...
July 17 2017

Baby Driver: Why Edgar Wright’s Latest Is the Best Film of the Summer

For a movie that has accumulated such a high volume of accolades since its premiere, it’s a bit perplexing to find that Baby Driver is actually a bit of a difficult movie to review. Perhaps...
June 2 2017

Krisha: A Look Back at Trey Edward Shults’s Unbelievable Debut Feature

For a number of reasons, it’s logical for people to perceive that the quality of indie cinema has diminished since the dawn of the new millennium. After the auteur slump in the early 1980s,...
April 17 2017

5 Reasons Why Legion Is the Best Comic Book TV Series to Date

If you just caught the 1st season of FX’s latest original series Legion (although given the less-than-stellar ratings I’m thinking you haven’t), then you probably have a rush...
March 23 2017

Review: Personal Shopper (2017)

It’s rational to think that one hasn’t fully matured as a human until they’ve come to understand death. No matter how much one has been told about the taxing toll of losing a...
March 20 2017

Review: Raw (2017)

When your debut feature film receives attention for containing materials that causes audience members to faint, one must wonder what that says about your capabilities as an artist/provocateur....
March 6 2017

Review: Get Out (2017)

Social thrillers are hard to pull off. While, sure, there have been numerous genre films that have managed to satisfy as entertainment while still being potent allegory, there are exceedingly more...
February 13 2017

The Player: Why Robert Altman’s Hollywood Satire Is an Even Better Film 25 Years Later

Screenplay writers hate Hollywood! It really is as simple as that. There's a good chance you would too if you had to go through all the studio bullshit (i.e., studio rewrites, budget cuts,...
December 8 2016

Point Blank (1967): The Only Neo-Noir that Matters

I’ve been a consumer of countless crime fiction novels, films, and television for most of my life now—from eras ranging from Raymond Chandler to Elmore Leonard to Dennis Lehane—yet...
December 5 2016

Review: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Nocturnal Animals opens with a credits sequence that may very well go down as the most visceral and unexpected of the year. It’s a sequence that showcases obese naked women dancing and performing...
November 18 2016

Stray Bullets: Why You Should Be Reading One of the Best Crime Comics Around

Crime comics are among the most popular genres in mainstream comic books (perhaps only second to superheros). For generations, comic readers have eaten up hardboiled goodness like Sin City and...
October 27 2016

Don’t Look Now: The Best Horror Film You’ve Never Seen

When mainstream publications make best-of lists pertaining to horror films, there are always a number of mainstays you can expect to see in the perceived top ten. These films include The Shining,...
September 22 2016

Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter: A Lost American Classic

When literary laureates list their picks for great American novels, rarely are crime novels brought up in the same breath. Sure, there were plenty of bestsellers in the genre that led to more acclaimed...
August 15 2016

Citizen Soprano: Why the HBO Series Can Never Be Replicated

It’s been nearly a decade since The Sopranos concluded. On June 10, 2007, HBO aired “Made in America,” the final episode of David Chase’s gangster opus, and it was met with...