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The Family Plumbs Real-Life Religious Conspiracy

It’s the era of conspiracy theories in America. It feels as though they’ve never been more prevalent, more accepted, more shared. Currently, there’s a group of right-wing believers who wait in shared online spaces for an anonymous poster named Q ...

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There was a period in the 1950’s when a new wave of Italian filmmakers challenged the Hollywood studio system that dominated much of the film world, introducing edgy, avant-garde films that pushed the boundaries of what was considered “acceptable”... Read more

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It wasn’t too long ago, a little less than a year in fact, that the Frightening Ass Film Fest hosted a documentary on the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” book series. It was right around the time the president scheduled his visit to ... Read more


What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “grindsploitation”? If you’re like me, you think of campy low-budget horror filmmaking with a decidedly dark comedic twist and as much over-the-top imagery as the film budget will allow. Read more

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Last year, in the film Sorry to Bother You, a character states: “If you show a person a problem and they have no idea how to control it, they just learn to ignore it.” In the wake of two different mass shootings within forty-eight hours, I can’t ... Read more


One of the mainstays of American cinema through most of the mid-20th century was the extravagant movie musical. And while there are a few musicals on the cineplex these days—the recent Elton John biopic Rocket Man, for example—it’s been a while ... Read more

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