Category Archives: White Noise

Reel Entropy’s September spectacular

The amount of work I’d have to do to get all these reviews fully fleshed out before I have to leave for Venom: Let there be Carnage is gargantuan – love that word, so rarely get to use it in … Continue reading

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20 years of 9/11 in film

The core ennui of being a ‘90s child is having to watch things disappear. This is most easily tracked through technology. Within our childhoods, we watched playing outside with neighborhood kids, maybe one of whom had an N64, turn into … Continue reading

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Make a different movie.

Suicide Squad (Ayer, 2016) hit theaters after more than a year of fanfare, polarizing audiences who loved and hated it for a wide breadth of reasons. Five years later to the exact weekend, The Suicide Squad (Gunn, 2021), a remake/sequel/reboot … Continue reading

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Did they really do a full Academy Awards show for 2020?

I spent January dicking around, procrastinating on the usual year-end routines for a film writer. Going through those particular motions after 2020, acting like we’d gotten a full slate of movies, felt dishonest. It felt boring. I didn’t do a … Continue reading

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A quarantine with The Master

Several years ago now, I started systemically moving through the work of high-profile directors. This is part of the path from loud movie nerd to legitimate film scholar – film scholars actually study film, they don’t just write about it. … Continue reading

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