Understanding The Ford and Kavanaugh Hearings

Understanding The Ford and Kavanaugh Hearings

Twenty-seven years ago, Anita Hills stood up and came forward against Justice Clarence Thomas. Now, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. To those who are currently lost in one of the biggest moments in history today, and don’t understandably grasp what is happening […]

Lenny Abrahamson and ‘The Little Stranger’

Lenny Abrahamson and ‘The Little Stranger’

Lenny Abrahamson, director of Room (Academy nominee for Best Picture), has returned with a new stylistic period horror drama, The Little Stranger. Based on Sarah Waters’ novel, The Little Stranger is set after World War II and unfolds with Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) arriving at the Hundreds Hall—a gothic estate owned by the Ayres family—to tend to […]

The End of Netflix “Summer of Love,” But The Return of Teen Rom-Coms

The End of Netflix “Summer of Love,” But The Return of Teen Rom-Coms

With the success of Crazy Rich Asians (which has already announced a sequel in the works), representation of Asian Americans continues to rise as the Netflix 0riginal movie To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was released on August 17th—two days after Crazy Rich Asians released in theaters. The movie is adapted from the teen novel written by Jenny Han […]

Best Opening Credits

Best Opening Credits

If you notice when you’re streaming a series on Netflix and the opening credits for a show starts, there is a “skip intro” option that allows you to skip the entirety of the intro just to get to the episode. Often times, opening credits in both movies and TV are overlooked and dismissed as nothing […]

Queer Female Characters in Television

Queer Female Characters in Television

Recently, an article on The Erasure and Hypersexualization of Lesbians in Cinema was written by Claire Jullian (it is a fantastic and insightful capture—go read it if you haven’t yet) here on Control Forever, and how the representation of Queer female characters in movies have been hypersexualized, have complete erasure, and/or audiences have been queerbaited. […]

The MPAA’s Flawed System

The MPAA’s Flawed System

The Motion Picture Association of American film rating system goes something like this: G: General Audience. Essentially, Disney movies. PG: Parental Guidance. The “clean” version. PG-13 : Parental Guidance for kids under 13 years old.  The “explicit” version. R : Restricted for kids/teens under the age of 17 years old without an adult. There’s probably […]

The Death of Art: The Academy Introduces “Best Popular Film”

The Death of Art: The Academy Introduces “Best Popular Film”

The 90th Academy Award in 2018 had hit its lowest viewing with an average of 26.5 million views, which is a drop from the previous years of 32.9 million. In an attempt to make the Academy Awards more entertaining and to increase ratings, the Board of Governors for the organization have just announced three key […]

What I’m Playing

What I’m Playing

With advancements in technology throughout the years, video games have expanded themselves visually and technically with tools, such as VR and motion capture. These advancements have surged the appeal of video games in recent years, and create more interactive and cinematic plays. So, in replacement of “What I’m Streaming,” inspired by Jackson Sutliff’s “What I’m Reading,” […]

Over 100,000 Signatures to Cancel Netflix series ‘Insatiable’

Over 100,000 Signatures to Cancel Netflix series ‘Insatiable’

When the trailer for the new Netflix series Insatiable (starring Debby Ryan and Alyssa Milano) dropped, there was an instant uproar. The trailer features Debby Ryan as Patty, an overweight teen bullied by her peers, who undergoes a drastic transformation due to getting her jaw dislocated. In the trailer, a character screams “Patty’s hot!” as […]