The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Andy Warhol’s Filmography

While some may be quick to criticize Warhol’s films and call them “boring” or “dull,” it must be considered the time period of their creation. Film and television in the sixties wasn’t like the uproarious, explicit media we are so accustomed to consuming. Neither profanity nor nudity were common practice, so for Warhol’s bold films […]

“Queer Eye” is Television We Need Today

Since 2013, streaming service giant Netflix has released 141 forms of original television content ranging from docu-series (“Making a Murderer”) to comedy (“Orange is the New Black”) to crime (“Narcos”) to action (“Jessica Jones.”) Netflix also produces children’s content and exclusive movies, some of which have won Emmy’s (“13th”) based on their groundbreaking concepts. All […]

10 Still Series #3: “Heathers”

1988’s teen comedy “Heathers” didn’t make an impact upon its release 30 years ago, but now remains a cult classic of 80’s black comedy. Starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as two teenagers spiraling into trouble and murder, it has since gone on to inspire a musical and even an ill-fated television series. “Heathers” was […]

Trans Author Janet Mock Makes History with Directorial Debut

TV genius and mastermind of “American Horror Story,” Ryan Murphy has made headlines for his new flamboyant series chronicling the underground drag balls of the 1980s, “Pose.” And Janet Mock, transgender activist, author, and good friends with actress Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”) recently directed her own episode for the show, making history […]

Late 2018 Releases to Look Out For

“Peppermint” (September 7) In perhaps actress Jennifer Garner’s (“13 Going on 30”) most ambitiously transformative role, she plays average-mom-turned-guerilla-soldier on a rampage to avenge her husband and daughter who were murdered at the hands of a drug cartel who walked away innocent under the law’s eye. Directed by Pierre Morel (“Taken”), the film also casts […]

The Glaring Issues with the New Freddie Mercury Biopic

When the trailer for the new Freddie Mercury of Queen biopic directed by Bryan Singer premiered in May, there was something very significant that was noticeably missing: Mercury’s homosexuality. While Mercury’s sexuality was kept a secret in public, his death in 1991 from AIDs brought his personal life to light. Three years later, his boyfriend/life […]

“I Feel Pretty” is Semi-Attractive

In Amy Schumer’s third leading role since 2015, “I Feel Pretty” sees the popular comedian as an insecure woman working a dreadful job in a basement for a cosmetics company’s website. During a biking class at Soul Cycle, Schumer sustains a head injury and wakes up suddenly confident and spiritually awakened. Now, with a sense […]

6 Music Videos That Are Also Fine Short Films

While music videos typically are released to garner attention and radio play for a singer’s newest single, they can also be a platform for cinematic, movie theater experiences. Occasionally, some singers and artists go above and beyond when shooting their music videos to craft theatrical experiences for public consumption. These are singers who used their […]

“You Were Never Really Here” Showcases Joaquin Phoenix’s Acting Abilities

2017’s gritty thriller “You Were Never Really Here” with lead Joaquin Phoenix adds a notable film to the actor’s already impressive resume. Rather than going the typical route of the genre and focusing on utter madness and horrifying jump scares, “You Were Never Really Here” instead takes an understated, moodier, arthouse approach to crime and […]

Is Youtube Premium on its Way to Dominate Streaming?

Youtube’s venture into premium digital streaming which debuted in 2014 with just music has recently rebranded itself in late June 2018 under a new name, Youtube Premium. Formerly Youtube Red, the service offers ad-free viewing of typical Youtube videos as well as the ability to download content offline for later viewing, access to Google Play […]