Month: April 2020

Behind the Best Part of Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’

Ryan Murphy‘s Hollywood is an alternate history of Tinseltown in its Golden Age, a fantasy narrative in which the underdogs and the minorities win the respect they never got in our own timeline. Now we are

The 50 Most Beautiful Shots of the ‘Indiana Jones’ Franchise

Steven Spielberg‘s Indiana Jones films are, quite simply, some of the most beloved action movies ever committed to celluloid. The franchise acts as a four-film highlight reel of every pre-show Saturday serial ever made, in other

What’s New to Stream on Hulu for May 2020

Hulu has been stuck in the third-place position when it comes to movie streaming behind Netflix and Amazon Prime because most people still see them strictly as a home for next-day television. They have movies

Our Pick of the Week Goes Someplace Dark, Mysterious, and Moist

Welcome to this week in home video! Pick of the Week Butt Boy What is it? A hard detective investigates the abduction of a young boy. Why see it? Here’s the thing. This is a

Watch ‘Extraction,’ Then Watch These Movies

This edition of Movies to Watch After… recognizes the direct and indirect cinematic roots of Extraction as we recommend fans go back and learn some film history, become more well-rounded viewers, and enjoy likeminded works

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Never Quite Comes to Life

Welcome to 4:3 & Forgotten — a weekly column in which Kieran Fisher and I get to look back at TV terrors that scared adults (and the kids they let watch) across the limited airwaves of the ’70s. The

If You Were Stoned in 1941, You Probably Watched ‘Hellzapoppin”

Cannabis isn’t the reefer madness your grandma made you believe! Welcome to Higher Education, a column that investigates – and destigmatizes – marijuana in movies and TV. While cannabis has been consumed for centuries, we

How Naomi Scott Smartens Up the Blockbuster

Welcome to Filmographies, a biweekly column for completists. Every edition brings a new actor’s resumé into focus as we learn about what makes them so compelling. In all the resume dissections featured in Filmographies so

Watch ‘Sergio,’ Then Watch These Movies

This edition of Movies to Watch After… recognizes the direct and indirect cinematic roots of Sergio as we recommend fans go back and learn some film history, become more well-rounded viewers, and enjoy likeminded works

The End of the World Is Animated in Our Pick of the Week

Welcome to this week in home video! Pick of the Week When the Wind Blows [Synapse Kids] What is it? An elderly married couple cope with nuclear winter. Why see it? Everyone knows about Threads