The Horror: ‘Se7en’

The Horror: ‘Se7en’

Horror films are often forgotten and left behind to rot in the locked vault of cult appreciation. Buried so far beneath the over saturation of projects being pumped out into the genre is the struggle of production, the social stigma of fear during a film’s release, and how the critical reception may have changed over […]

Sacha Baron Cohen Wants to Break American Politics

Sacha Baron Cohen Wants to Break American Politics

The American public is no stranger to Sacha Baron Cohen, a well known prankster who sports a wide variety of personalities, such as Ali G, Borat and Bruno. Each of these personalities was born out of The Ali G Show (2000, 2003-2004), an HBO short run series that features Cohen undercover as each character in an […]

88rising & Shaping an Image for Asian Musicians

88rising & Shaping an Image for Asian Musicians

It’s interesting when trying to find a role model in the art industry as an Asian American. You connect with certain artists, messages and images portrayed, but you honestly lack that connection that “this person is like me and they are doing something I would like to do.” It is discouraging to grow up without […]

Justin Benson is a Genre Filmmaker You Need to Know

Justin Benson is a Genre Filmmaker You Need to Know

Justin Benson looks at filmmaking as a self-reflexive process. The narratives he chooses to portray are concepts that he could find himself believing in, or has some connection to. According to Benson, who released his third feature film called The Endless in 2017, this is both in viewing and creating a project. Shortly before the filming of […]

The Horror: ‘The Thing’

The Horror: ‘The Thing’

Horror films are often forgotten and left behind to rot in the locked vault of cult appreciation. Buried so far beneath the over saturation of projects being pumped out into the genre is the struggle of production, the social stigma of fear during a film’s release, and how the critical reception may have changed over […]

Is ‘Hereditary’ Worth the Hype?

Is ‘Hereditary’ Worth the Hype?

Horror films have moved in waves over the years, moving from monster flicks to psychological thrillers, etc. However, now with Hereditary, the formula changes and a first time director, Ari Aster, is unafraid of putting the darkest depths of his mind in front of the viewer. Basically throw out everything you know about horror films because […]

You Need To See This Movie: ‘Upgrade’

You Need To See This Movie: ‘Upgrade’

Leigh Whannell and James Wan are names that have frequently been associated in the horror genre for over a decade, getting their big break with Saw in 2004. Since then, the duo has collaborated on multiple projects and films, like Insidious, that spawn a franchise in which Whannell has had a large part in every installment. […]

Playing the Part: Actors that have moved past typecasting

Playing the Part: Actors that have moved past typecasting

Becoming pigeonholed into a type of character or film can often lead to the end of a career for an actor or actress. The slapstick comic is forever lost playing the lovable oaf, and the lead lover in a romance film is only valuable until their looks are sucked away as they age; however, some […]

A Storm is Brewing in the NFL

A Storm is Brewing in the NFL

“The vote by NFL club CEOs today contradicts the statements made to our player leadership by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Chairman of the NFL’s Management Council John Mara about the principles, values and patriotism of our League.” – Statement from the NFL Players Association. A popular addition to the protests includes locked arms as […]