The Genre of Indie Films Vol. II: Anti-Hollywood Rebels

The Genre of Indie Films Vol. II: Anti-Hollywood Rebels

Last week I started down a journey, trying to figure out how the highly artistic independent films of the 1990s led to the rise of “quirky” indie films in the 2000s. With a bit of the history out of the way, we can take a deeper look at the image of the outsider and anti-Hollywood filmmaking that […]

TV Video Games and the Future of Storytelling

TV Video Games and the Future of Storytelling

A few days ago, I finally sat through the trailer for the film Rampage when it popped up before a video I was trying to watch on YouTube. I liked the video game Rampage when I was younger, I still like Dwayne Johnson, and the trailer makes the film look like a fun spectacle. However, I’m not […]

Netflix’s Growing Pains: The Downside of Originality

Netflix’s Growing Pains: The Downside of Originality

With the release of the undeniably disappointing Mute, Netflix has added another film to its growing list of bad original films. Whether Netflix has a hand in producing them or is simply the distributor, the streaming service has already gained a dubious reputation of being the modern version of “straight-to-video” quality films– a home for the […]

The Strange Time Loop of Sci-Fi Films

The Strange Time Loop of Sci-Fi Films

On March 8th, Variety reported that Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire and Blade Runner 2049) is in talks to star in a new Terminator film. The sixth film in the franchise, this installment will pick up where Terminator 2: Judgement Day left off. It will ignore the plots of the past three films and serve as a sort of reboot. […]

The Edgar Wright and The Tarantino Question

The Edgar Wright and The Tarantino Question

I am a big fan of Edgar Wright. When I first read he was working on an action packed heist film called Baby Driver, I was excited. It was a decent film; I liked it, but it was more about being fun than being deep. I think what was more interesting was its style and tone. […]