Refugee-pers Creepers

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. The most satisfying response to a horror movie scare is not a jump, a shriek, or a recoil. It is a verbal “Nope!” It is that one-sided dialogue in which an audience member declares “Nuh-uh” in response to a scene of […]

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It’s Elementary Feminism, My Dear Watson

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Henry Cavill is not Sherlock Holmes. Beyond whatever Enola Holmes gets right (a decent amount) or wrong (a frustrating list), no version of Sherlock should appear as though the only mystery he’s never solved is finding a suit that fits over […]

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Fun, Guns, and Mum: New Stuff to Watch!

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. What’s more fun than a trilogy you assemble yourself? The correct answer is “Hugging a family member without fear that your touch could infect them with a deadly pathogen.” Still, finding three streaming movies that weirdly go together is arguably […]

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Remember When We Used to Laugh at Stuff?

Living inside the Friedrich Nietzsche wet dream that is 2020, humor seems as unreasonable as physical contact with a stranger. The bar for comedy has officially been lowered to “something that doesn’t make us weep while pondering systemic injustice or our own mortality.” This is great news for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire […]

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How to Salute With a Clenched Fist

Some films whisper subtle nuances and invite quiet contemplation. Some films are trash cans thrown through windows. On the basketball court and in the director’s chair, Spike Lee is at his best when he’s screaming, and Da 5 Bloods is an absolute holler. It is a messy, overwrought, tonally inconsistent, finger-wagging-in-your-face cinematic lecture, which makes […]

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More Like Chris Harms-worse, Right?

At its core, Extraction is a love story about knives that long to be inside people’s faces and bullets that only want to marry people’s intestines. It’s the kind of action movie where everyone’s first reaction to seeing it is “This is somehow more violent than I expected.” That’s really saying something, because violence was […]

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Alternate TV Realities Better Than Ours

“Whatcha watchin’?” was once a cutesy way of making small talk. Now it is asked with a slight whiff of desperation by those looking to use streaming entertainment like Flex Seal to patch the gaping holes punctured in normalcy. The question was once asked with a smile and is now posed like a thief asks […]

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