Category Archives: Reel understanding

On Netflix, ‘Roma’ and Auteur Theory

Ever since Netflix began to produce and procure original content in 2012, it has struggled to legitimize itself in the eyes of mainstream trendsetters. This has been no real trouble for the company whatsoever – Twitter and other social media … Continue reading

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Re-examining the backlash against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ one year later

Star Wars: The Last Jedi celebrated its first birthday last Saturday, though it feels like we’ve been living under its shadow for ages – time moves strangely in the era of American fascism. Criticism of the film exists at a … Continue reading

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Reely understanding It Follows

With It Follows’ DVD release last week, it’s time to go into a little more depth on the film’s titular creature and what it might mean. It Follows is an infuriating film to analyze because it’s all supposedly based on writer/director David Robert … Continue reading

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Reely understanding The Fast and the Furious

Going into what should be Furious 7’s third straight week at no. 1, I wanted to jot something down about the first Fast and the Furious movie. A big part of how this series has stayed fresh is through stunts that are constantly escalating. From … Continue reading

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Ken Ham vs Bill Nye- Reely understanding the Lego Movie

***major spoilers to follow*** Far from just another animated distraction for children, The Lego Movie is a genuine work of commercial art. It not only thoroughly distracts the little buggers and makes them want to buy Legos, it teaches them … Continue reading

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