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The Frightening Ass Film Festival

It’s almost that time of year. The older I get, the more I realize that there are only two real holidays. One is Christmas, with its gift wrapped, red and green, peppermint-flavored consumerism. The other, is, of course, Halloween.



There is a Stephen King story for everyone. It might not be “The Stand” or “The Children of the Corn,” or “Salem’s Lot”.  It might be “Rita Haywoth and the Shawshank Redemption” or “The Body,” or even his Dark Tower fantasy series. There’s always ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM Reviews

If there is a common theme to most indie movies, and it might be hard to argue that there is, that theme could conceivably be that people are strange. As much as we look to our commonalities to understand each other as people, the diversity of ... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM Reviews

Last week, I argued that the problem with The Defenders is that the show lacks a charismatic, capable villain. The heroes, of course, necessarily defend the weak and downtrodden, making them easier to like, and their allure is rooted in how their ... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:38 PM Reviews

Since the appearance of Daredevil on Netflix, Marvel has been following a pattern similar to the Cinematic Universe with its small screen properties. Just like the blockbusters, they’ve been largely hit and miss. Daredevil roared to life in its ... more

Aug 23, 2017 11:32 AM Reviews

It’s been eleven years since Al Gore released An Inconvenient Truth, an Oscar winning documentary that laid the foundation for climate change awareness, offering daunting statistics, terrifying possibilities, and pathways towards a hopeful future. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Reviews

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