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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

Ranking the Characters of Netflix’s ‘Dark’ from Most to Least Messy

The gene pool of Winden, the main setting of the Netflix original series Dark, is a bit of a bog. As it turns out, when you mix time travel and a small community, you get

29 More Reasons to Be Excited for Fantasia Film Festival 2020

We’re all feeling a little down these days, but for me, today’s specific malaise is because I’m not in Montreal enjoying the Fantasia Film Festival. I’ve spent this week up there the past several years,

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“Working Out the Kinks” – The RynoRyder Vlogs – Week 16

Busy, busy week, folks. Not too fancy of an edit, but I was able to get a LOT of coverage from our camera and costume test, and there’s not one, but TWO un-boxings in this

James Bond the Clown: Reflections on the Roger Moore Era

The name’s Bond. Bondathon. With 24 official James Bond films to conquer before ‘No Time To Die’ hits theaters, Bond fan Anna Swanson and Bond newbie Meg Shields are diving deep on 007. Martinis shaken