Cult Classics: Wild Palms

The early 90’s was a watershed moment in American culture: the alternative was quickly becoming mainstream, and with it large corporate interests were starting to wonder if there wasn’t something to the weirder side of music and film that couldn’t make them some delicious money. After all, David Lynch broke through the mainstream and had…

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6 Radical 90’s Movie Characters

Movies thrive on archetypes: typical characters with easily identifiable traits that work as a sort of shorthand for what these characters are and what they’re all about. Whether it’s the villain with a large brow and piercing eyes that dresses all in black and speaks in a threatening monotone or a fun-loving party dude that…

Best Streaming Comedy July 2017

Everyone knows the summer months are thin soup for entertainment: most networks (besides premium ones) have nothing new to watch and even streaming services kind of just go on cruise control during the summer since they don’t expect a large viewing audience. But there are still some hidden gems out there that are just waiting…

10 Beloved 80’s Films That Suck

Film culture from the 1980’s is now known for perfecting the blockbuster, creating the teen movie, and churning out tons of (somewhat inappropriate) films for kids. And a lot of movies from this decade have gone on to become true classics: Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ghostbusters, and many more. But not…

14 Forgotten TGIF Shows

While in a previous series of articles/recaps I hit all the major shows that aired on TGIF (well, and Camp Wilder), there were a lot of shows that didn’t take off on the programming block. Here are the forgotten TGIF shows that ran for only one or two seasons and nobody remembers. Early Duds In…

Perfect Movies: Terrence Malick’s First 5 Films

Terrence Malick is one of the most interesting directors of both the 20th and 21st century. For decades known as a reclusive auteur who rarely made a film–and when he did they were universally hailed for their meditative tone and brilliant cinematography–Malick abruptly broke away from the rarity of his releases and within the past…

Classics Streaming July 2017

Hey, classics? Right? They’re the best. That’s why they’re classics, after all. Streaming services carry a great number of classics, both old and new, and these shouldn’t be overlooked even if they’re not prominently featured on these services. For Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime users, here are some classics available on streaming services in July…