Category Archives: White Noise

‘Toy Story’ came out when I was 3 years old and the world is a very strange place

8/10 Toy Story 4 was Man, I don’t fucking know anymore. What do people want from movies these days? We’re obviously living in the Golden Age of Television, and there’s a lot of uncertainty right now over the future of … Continue reading

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I wanted to see what an R rated abortion looks like

There was a small furor a few weeks ago when members of the Christian Right, including the slimeball my local newspaper insists on paying to syndicate even though they have perfectly good opinion writers on staff, were up in arms … Continue reading

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Unpacking the hateful version of history at the 91st Academy Awards

In 1915, Epoch Producing Co. released what is widely considered to be the first epic film, though there is some pushback against that, Birth of a Nation. In the film, after chronicling the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham … Continue reading

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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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Putting ‘Aquaman’s’ success into context with the DCEU

Two weeks ago, Aquaman became the first DCEU movie to make $1 billion. In an era of film history that is completely dominated by comic book movies, the franchise so incompetent it couldn’t make financial hay even by putting Batman … Continue reading

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