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Richard Shepard Walks Us Through Directing the ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Pilot

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a big ol’ ball of delightfulness. The NBC musical series has a magical premise, in which Zoey (Jane Levy) hears others’ inner thoughts through song. It’s a comedy with the sweet

Ranking All 12 Episodes of ‘Creepshow’ Season One

Creepshow (1982) holds a special place in the heart of many horror fans for numerous reasons starting with it being a rare success as both an anthology film and a horror/comedy. The success rate on

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“A Week in the Life of an Independent Filmmaker” – The RynoRyder Vlogs – Week 12

Whew! I packed a lot into this week! I took way more footage than what you’ll see, but if you want to see more real-time videos, follow me on Instagram & TikTok @rynorder.———–00:57 – “Unboxing

‘Ants!’ Create a Panic at Lakewood Manor

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. When

The Wretched Pleasures and Psychotic Education of ‘Looney Tunes’

Welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons, our new weekly column where we continue the animated boob tube ritual of yesteryear. Our lives may no longer be scheduled around small screen programming, but that doesn’t mean we

12 Films With Inspirational Black Stories

Inspirational Black stories in the American cinematic tradition succeed financially and critically on a narrow bandwidth. Not because the range of Black experiences matches the slim stories deemed worthy to tell, but due to the

Boaz Yakin’s ‘Aviva’ is a Genderfluid Story Told Through Bodily Expression

We see the best and worst of ourselves in our partners – our potential in their beauty, our love in their love, our deceit in their insecurity, our fears in their fears, our movement in

The Kids Are Not All Right in 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

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“We’re Making a Movie, People!” – The RynoRyder Vlogs – Week 11

Short vlog this week, but some BIG updates in regards to our feature film, “The Ant Hill”, filming in September! I finally have other people helping out and starting to take some of the load

‘The Final Comedown’ Offers Wisdom, Bloodshed, and Angry Catharsis

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,