Category Archives: White Noise

Performance anxiety and real-world rage of Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’

Perusing year-end Netflix originals, I get a nagging, grim itch to revisit “Inside,” the comedy special that released to rapturous praise last May. I’d started some fights about it around the time of its release because I found it to … Continue reading

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‘Moonfall’ is a feature-length Q drop, merchandise included

1/10 If the frequent Qanon-related kidnappings and other stupid acts of violence are suddenly all being committed in the all-new Lexus NX, the only vehicle rugged and agile enough to get you through the coming storm, Moonfall will definitely be … Continue reading

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Hollywood: Back to normal?

Is Hollywood back to normal? Well, nothing is ever really going back to normal. We’ve all experienced almost two full years of life since the first lockdowns in the U.S. It’s impossible to just snap back to a pre-pandemic world … Continue reading

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‘Screaming’ in a post-satire world

The first thing to notice about Scream 5 is that it isn’t “Scream 5.” Despite being a direct sequel in the same continuity, the number has been left off all official marketing material, and there couldn’t possibly be a better … Continue reading

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Reexamining ‘The Matrix’ as primarily a love story

Reactions to The Matrix Resurrections, the new long-gestating revisitation of the turn-of-the-century series, have been extremely strong and extremely mixed in ways that I don’t feel like quantifying. I’ve been torn between the desire to write about it and the … Continue reading

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