TV Review: Stranger Things 4, Volume 1

I remain in awe of the massive, ever-growing fanbase for Netflix’s Stranger Things—from a sleeper hit in 2016 to emerging as one of the streamer’s finest offerings, this a horror/sci-fi success story unlike any other. The third season was my favorite so far, evolving into a campier, large-scale 80s horror extravaganza. Thanks to the worldwide … Continue reading TV Review: Stranger Things 4, Volume 1

Pit Stop: Stranger Things: The Experience New York

It's crazy to think just how big a juggernaut that Netflix's excellent horror series, Stranger Things, has become. I remember shortly after the first season debuted, when it was so new and beloved that they were yet to even produce merchandise. I ordered a custom-made Stranger Things tee online at the time and wore it … Continue reading Pit Stop: Stranger Things: The Experience New York

SIFF 2022 Wrap-Up

Another year of the Seattle International Film Festival has come to a close, and thankfully, our strictly virtual options this year were plentiful. Check out our full coverage on 2022's iteration of the festival, after the jump. A LOVE SONG This new romance drama depicting a beautiful night spent between two people out on a … Continue reading SIFF 2022 Wrap-Up

SIFF 2022: The Ghastly Brothers

★★★★ A creepy comedy in the vein of classics such as Beetlejuice and Casper, The Ghastly Brothers is a collaboration between two real-life brothers: director, writer, and star Michael Van Ostade, with co-writer and costar, Andrew James Van Ostade. This dark Belgian comedy reminds us that the scariest thing of all are the inner demons … Continue reading SIFF 2022: The Ghastly Brothers

CIFF 2022 Wrap-Up

2022's Cleveland International Film Festival hosted a variety of excellent screenings, both in person and online. Being unavailable to go in person, we covered this one virtually. Check out our full roundup of films that screened this year, including links to those we have previously covered. 1991 Depicting a specific time period (expressly, 1991 Guatemala), … Continue reading CIFF 2022 Wrap-Up

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

★★★★ The third entry in the Wizarding World side-saga of Newt Scamander has finally arrived in theaters just when we need it the most! Like an old friend, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore welcomes the audience with its warm embrace of magical familiarity. I didn’t realize truly how much I had missed walking through … Continue reading Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Oscar Roundup 2022

The 2022 Academy Awards are tomorrow; as per usual, a sizable divide exists between audience preference and critical acclaim. In fact, 2021's highest-grossing film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, garnered merely one nomination, for best visual effects. After the jump, check out links to our coverage for the nominated films, along with information about their nomination, … Continue reading Oscar Roundup 2022

SXSW 2022 Wrap-Up

As with 2021, this iteration of the South by Southwest Film Festival is wildly varied in tone and consistency, delivering what I assume will be some of our favorite movies of the entire year and we are only in March! After the jump, check out our full coverage from SXSW, including capsule reviews for the … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Wrap-Up