Month: July 2020

A Pre-Code Classic Comes to Home Video as Our Pick of the Week

Streaming might be the future, but physical media is still the present. It’s also awesome, depending on the title, the label, and the release, so each week we take a look at the new Blu-rays

The Perfect Payoff of The ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Finale

This essay is part of our series Episodes, a bi-weekly column in which senior contributor Valerie Ettenhofer digs into the singular chapters of television that make the medium great. This entry looks at the brilliant series finale

Watch ‘The Assistant,’ Then Watch These Movies

Welcome to Movie DNA, a column that recognizes the direct and indirect cinematic roots of new movies. Learn some film history, become a more well-rounded viewer, and enjoy likeminded works of the past. This entry recommends

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“A Vlog on the GO!!” – The RynoRyder Vlogs – Week 17

Lots of filming this week! Doing a lot of work for my casting app, “Audition.Me”, which will be available for download in just a few weeks!! Holy crap!! Make sure you watch all the way

Leonard Nimoy Races Cars and Investigates the Occult In ‘Baffled!’

Welcome to 4:3 & Forgotten — a weekly column in which Rob Hunter 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.

‘Plot of Fear’ Draws a Giallo Outside Genre Lines

Welcome to The Prime Sublime, a weekly column dedicated to the underseen and underloved films buried beneath page after page of far more popular fare on Amazon’s Prime Video collection. We’re not just cherry-picking obscure titles,

A Color Theory Reading of Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters of the Dust’

In our new column Color Code, Luke Hicks chooses a handful of shots from a favorite film in order to draw out the meaning behind certain colors and how they play into both the scene

How They Shot the Wrong-Way Car Chase in ‘To Live and Die in L.A.’

Welcome to How’d They Do That? — a bi-monthly column that unpacks moments of movie magic and celebrates the technical wizards who pulled them off. This entry looks into the making of the car chase

‘Marriage Story’ Gets the Criterion Treatment in Our Home Video Pick of the Week

Streaming might be the future, but physical media is still the present. It’s also awesome, depending on the title, the label, and the release, so each week we take a look at the new Blu-rays

The Ending of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Explained

Ending Explained is a recurring series in which we explore the finales, secrets, and themes of interesting movies and shows, both new and old. This time, we check into the Overlook Hotel to consider The