Day: April 12, 2021

  • Travel Restrictions? No Problem. Travel Through Movies!

    Travel Restrictions? No Problem. Travel Through Movies!

    If you’re missing the freedom of travel, explore the world via these international films that put their gorgeous settings in the spotlight.

  • Operation Desert Suck in “Mine”

    Operation Desert Suck in “Mine”

    For Memorial Day this year, you might want to enjoy a change of pace from the usual collection of WW1, WW2, and Vietnam War movies in order to focus on more contemporary military conflicts. Mine (2016, Netflix), is definitely contemporary, but it’s far from Saving Private Ryan caliber. The movie’s premise is quite engaging: after…

  • One Heck of a Final Girl in “Game Over”

    One Heck of a Final Girl in “Game Over”

      Game Over (2019, Netflix) is one of those rare horrors treats that’s as creative and interesting as it is fun to watch. Psychology blends with the supernatural and a dash of slasher-flick to create a full-bodied thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing up to the very end. The film’s…

  • “XX” and the Horror of Motherhood

    “XX” and the Horror of Motherhood

    Don’t be fooled by the movie’s title: there’s nothing lascivious about the horror anthology XX (2017, Netflix). Women wrote and directed each segment of XX, including the creepy stop-motion animation opening credits and interstitials by Sofia Carrillo. Men may dominate the horror genre, but women’s pain — both individual and collective — provides a bottomless…

  • What to Watch After “Tiger King”- Recommendations

    What to Watch After “Tiger King”- Recommendations

    A.K.A. White Men Being Gross Finishing Tiger King on Netflix can feel like a letdown. What do you watch for the rest of the quarantine? How do you find more things to binge? What about your needs? Other documentaries feel so tame after the dumpster fire flamboyance of Tiger King. There seems to be no…