Talking Back: Killing the Noise

Talking Back: Killing the Noise

There’s been a lot of discussion of horror here at the Control Forever office over the past month or so. A Quiet Place in particular got a lot of us a little riled up with conflicting opinions, even though we all seem to have basically liked it. Even my dear friend Dyllan admitted the film was alright, […]

The Unsung Art of Music Videos

The Unsung Art of Music Videos

Childish Gambino’s music video for “This is America” has been dominating a lot of the pop culture conversation since its release, and not without reason. When it popped up in my YouTube suggestions, I watched it just because it was there. I usually prefer to listen to music without seeing its video, but I was […]

Trying to Love the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer

Trying to Love the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer

On May 15th, 20th Century Fox dropped the trailer for the Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. As it just so happened, I had been listening to Queen on the drive into work that day (“Death on Two Legs”), and I was still listening to them when I opened my laptop and saw the trailer was out […]

Jordan Peele is set to return to form with ‘Us’

Jordan Peele is set to return to form with ‘Us’

After waiting what seems like a lifetime, Academy Award-winning director Jordan Peele has finally announced his latest film, Us, via Twitter. Peele horrified audiences everywhere with his debut film Get Out, so undoubtedly this “new nightmare” will once again become a pop culture phenomenon. Although Peele is currently withholding almost all information regarding the film, […]

Neon Black Episode 15- Joy Division vs. New Order

Neon Black Episode 15- Joy Division vs. New Order

The boys cover a range of hot topics from determining what differentiates host Mike Catherwood from a gym f*ckboy, to whether Kanye is a master planner or if he’s just gone off the rails. We also dive into comparing Joy Division to New Order, how actors are starting to choose TV roles over feature films, […]

Film Directors Who Should Be Working on Television

Film Directors Who Should Be Working on Television

Apple recently secured the rights to distribute a new TV series that is executive produced by M. Night Shymalan. This will be Shyamalan’s second TV series, following his earlier project, Wayward Pines. I’m not surprised that Shyamalan is turning to TV again because working on Wayward Pines helped resurrect his career, alongside the film, The Visit. He’s far […]

Crossfading Styles

Crossfading Styles

Hip-hop, the aesthetic lifestyle of breakdancing, street art, and rap music has always been a celebration of the culture around it, namely the culture of Black America. Rap music, in particular, became a cultural doorway that allowed African Americans to deliver their message to the world around them. At the same time, rap was always […]

Kumail’s Quest

Kumail’s Quest

Since the plague of terrorism has spread throughout the world, the perception of Muslims has become increasingly corroded in the minds of Western culture; this distorted view has crept into their cinematic representation as well. As such a crucial extension of the cultural psyche, it has subtly warped the social consciousness, and allowed the actions […]

The Anatomy of The Stoner Film

The Anatomy of The Stoner Film

With the release of Super Troopers 2, another film has been added to the stoners catalog of cinema; unfortunately, this one feels straight out of 2001. The humor is slightly archaic and judgemental, while the sheer stupidity of the film leaves even the highest of viewers feeling like they may have lost a few brain […]