Movies

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a Model For Fun Blockbusters

Pacific Rim: Uprising is an absolute blast of a film in the way only giant robots squaring off against other giant robots and even larger alien monsters can be. It’s rare for a larger-than-life action blockbuster to really im...


Are Stingers Still Fun?

I had a lot of fun at the movies last year. Truly, 2017 was packed with fun, excitement, drama, and perhaps most surprisingly: deep thought. More than in years past, I found myself drawn back to the silver screen by interesting...


Please Take Away My Goddamn MoviePass: Death Wish

Any number of critics can tell you all about the numerous failings of Eli Roth’s Death Wish reboot. A phoned-in performance from Bruce Willis, bland action sequences, poor cinematography, a script so far in the toilet you may...



Analyzing Star Wars Through An Insurgency Theory Lens

As insurgencies have supplanted great power conflict as the prime mode of warfare, a number of classifications have evolved in an attempt to better understand how insurgencies function. Rather than re-litigating an existing ins...


Please Take Away My Goddamn MoviePass: Fifty Shades Freed

Hi! Welcome to my new article series, Please Take Away My Goddamn MoviePass. I’m not going to spend too much time explaining it, since the title should do that for me. In short, having MoviePass has resulted in me seeing more...