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Don’t Worry, ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Is Still The Best

There’s something to be said about messing with perfection, and it’s that only the team behind What We Do in the Shadows should be allowed to do it. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clements’ 2014 New

Michael Shannon and the State of Small-town Sinners in ‘The Quarry’

The tortured man sees the light of day a fair amount. While the trope happens so often that the very thought of it inspires a plethora of stereotypical interpretations, there’s a reason we keep revisiting

The 20 Best Stoner Movies Ever

Cannabis isn’t the reefer madness your grandma made you believe! Welcome to Higher Education, a column that investigates – and destigmatizes – marijuana in movies. When you think of a stoner film, what comes to mind?

Watch ‘Trolls World Tour,’ Then Watch These Movies

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

Robert Stack Finally Solves a Mystery in ‘The Strange and Deadly Occurrence’

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

A Guide to The Perfect Bong Joon-ho Marathon

After a monumental 2019, what more can really be said about th Cannes-, Golden Globe-, Critics Choice-, Writers Guild-, BAFTA-, Grand Bell-, and three-time (on his first try as a nominee!) Academy Award-winning director Bong

Chitlins

Enslaved people had to sustain themselves using meat scraps—which they transformed into savory, satisfying dishes—from their enslavers’ butchered livestock. One such piece of offal was chitlins, or pig intestines. But chitlins came to represent more

‘Captain Fantastic’ Scene Stealer Takes the Lead in ‘Eli’

Young Charlie Shotwell will star in Ciaran Foy’s upcoming psychological horror.