2018 Feminist Highlights: Puzzle, Support the Girls, and The Kindergarten Teacher

I’m well aware that I’m taking a major risk writing this article. In fact, after what I’m about to tell you, you’ll probably think I have no right to my opinion. That in the era of #MeToo and female empowerment, a voice like mine should have no weight, and this article should be considered completely … Continue reading 2018 Feminist Highlights: Puzzle, Support the Girls, and The Kindergarten Teacher

Jingoism: How to Poorly Judge a War Film

War movies are inherently political. That’s just the nature of warfare itself, but to me it’s especially a shame how these biases shape most professional critical perspectives. These critic’s viewpoints roughly tie into the topic of Just vs Unjust war, a basic analytical doctrine of US Military policy. But for most Hollywood critics, a war … Continue reading Jingoism: How to Poorly Judge a War Film

Blooper Reel: Five Christmas Movie Crossovers that will BlOw YouR mInD

So you think you know Christmas movies? Then brace yourself against the yule log, because things are about to get mind-blowing! Crossover 1: The Grinch is from Monsters Inc. This is a no-brainer. Where do the monsters go when they’re banished? A frozen wasteland, right? Well, actually, it's not quite a wasteland... My theory is … Continue reading Blooper Reel: Five Christmas Movie Crossovers that will BlOw YouR mInD

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: A Love Letter to the Old West

I’ve spent most of my life in Arizona. Growing up in the American Southwest, I’ve grown accustomed to the depictions of grandeur and fantasy in western and cowboy culture and am genuinely drawn to this aesthetic. If you’ve lived in the Southwest at any point, you’ve probably stumbled into a western gallery to find elaborate … Continue reading The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: A Love Letter to the Old West

Camp Manna: One Giant Leap For Christian Cinema

It’s no secret that ‘good Christian movie’ is an oxymoron. Most are just glorified sermons, and the few good ones primarily exist for Christians. For too long, the most entertaining Christian movie has been Saved!, a 2004 film about students at a Christian high school. The film is bitingly satirical, and features a big-name cast … Continue reading Camp Manna: One Giant Leap For Christian Cinema