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How John Williams Struck Back

Welcome to Franchising the Score, a column that will explore countless musical scores from all of your favorite movie franchises. We’re starting with maybe the most famous of all, so strap yourself in while we

How Karen Gillan Defies the Constraints of Genre

Welcome to Filmographies, a biweekly column for completists. Every edition brings a working actor’s resumé into focus as we learn about what makes them so compelling. On the big screen, Karen Gillan is fighting until

The Last Cowboy Rides Into Our Pick of the Week

Welcome to this week in home video! Pick of the Week Lonely Are the Brave [KL Studio Classics] What is it? A cowboy struggles to remain free in the modern world. Why see it? This

‘Star Trek’ Explained: The Promise of ‘Strange New Worlds’

This article is part of our ongoing Star Trek Explained series, featuring the insights of our resident Starfleet officer Brad Gullickson. After a bit of a dry spell, we are drowning in Star Trek content.

Someone Should Jump on a ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Adaptation

Welcome to Pitch Meeting, a monthly column in which we suggest an IP ripe for adaptation, then assign the cast and crew of our dreams. Funny animal comics are a staple. Everyone loves a good

How David Fincher Brings Terror Home

There are few directors who can match David Fincher‘s perfectionism in their own craft and fewer still who can match him in reputation. More than perhaps any other director since Stanley Kubrick, Fincher is known

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Secret Societies Rule the World in ‘The Brotherhood of the Bell’

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. Those

‘Strange Shadows in an Empty Room’ Is a Canadian Whodunit With Attitude

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,

Our Pick of the Week Goes to the Birds

Welcome to this week in home video! Pick of the Week Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn What is it? The adaptation the character deserves. Why see it? Cathy Yan’s

The Real LGBT Stars of Old Hollywood

The gay subculture of early Hollywood has gained more attention recently thanks to the Netflix series Hollywood. While the show does feature portrayals of some real celebrity characters, its main focus is on the fictional

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