Movies

The Shining and Toxic Masculinity

Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel, The Shining, and its subsequent 1980 film adaptation, directed by Stanley Kubrick, have been heralded as landmarks in horror literature and cinema. Both the novel and the film cente...


Deadpool 2 Review

I’m going to keep this review fairly spoiler-free and in brood strokes because comedies live and die on their comedy, and retelling jokes does no one any favors. Suffice to say, if you liked the first Deadpool, you’...


Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

The legend of Han Solo has, like many other tales and modern myths, morphed beyond the fictional man in a way that sorta seems to forget and omit the somewhat slapstick, fairly goofy, and overall improvisational nature of the f...



A Thematic Analysis of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War,Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Black Panther. Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe produced character-driven narratives that weave in themes...


Infinity War Makes the Same Mistakes as the Comics it’s Based On

One of the first questions I was asked after seeing Infinity War by someone unfamiliar with the comics, was “how was it as an adaptation?” To which I gave a pretty stock answer: about as close as it could possibly be, consi...