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Netflix Revives Their Relationship with RAI

Netflix Revives Their Relationship with RAI

Movies go beyond an entertaining sightseeing experience. They’re an hourglass that can spin and turn us into history. Period pieces are one of the most popular forms of the cinematic medium, and it’s no wonder why. They show us something that we have never (and can never) experience besides from the confinements of textbooks and […]

A Short List of Brilliant TV Show Opening Intros

A Short List of Brilliant TV Show Opening Intros

Whoever created the skip intro button on Netflix is a genius…That might totally be true, but there’s an art to creating an intriguing and tasteful introduction to a television show. Whether it be an animated intro or a montage, some intros are definitely better than others. I’ve compiled a short list of television show intros […]

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is the Horror Netflix Needed

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is the Horror Netflix Needed

No one has been able to replicate the effects of a haunted house since Shirley Jackson. Many have tried and many have failed. Jackson was the writer of the original gothic novel, The Haunting of Hill House, and since then, has been the inspiration for countless horror junkies. She was one of first to not only […]

Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret

Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret

[Note: “Latine” is a gender-neutral form of “Latino/a”, and will be used throughout this article.] Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States (as of a few years ago), and the percentage is only going to grow, according to estimates. As a result, Latin-American traditions have become an integral part of American culture—from their […]

Hollywould: David Cronenberg, ‘Star Trek,’ and ‘The Favourite’

Hollywould: David Cronenberg, ‘Star Trek,’ and ‘The Favourite’

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Cronenberg Goes Small Screen David Cronenberg may be […]

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. […]

Four Color Television

Four Color Television

Preacher just returned to AMC. The adaptation of the cult hit comic book has entered its third season, and so far things are just as ludicrous— and violent— as the last two. Between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, AMC has a lock on high-budget prestige comic shows. They’re far from the only network to […]

Pilot Season and the Face of TV

Pilot Season and the Face of TV

One of the big things that’s been going on in Hollywood for the past couple months is pilot season; the period of time when studios sign talent and produce TV pilots they hope will be worthy of a full episode order in anticipation of when network executives and advertisers meet to talk money in May. […]