The American military is controversial as an institution, but the individuals who comprise the institution receive an enormous amount of empathy. They give up huge swaths of their life for one reason or another. Usually, it’s to provide a future for their fledgling family and to protect the […]
Audiences love when a movie has “something for everyone.” A film like Raiders of the Lost Ark is considered perfect because it’s a light-hearted action adventure movie with a romantic subplot. However, movies strictly about romance are considered “less than” for some reason. Romantic movies are written off […]
What happens when your brain turns you against the substances your body needs to survive? Eating disorders cause years of strife for those afflicted, and left untreated, result in death. Around eight million people in the United States alone suffer from eating disorders. Yet, there are nearly zero films tackling the subject. To an extent, that’s understandable. It’s tricky, sensitive subject matter. On the other hand, there is power in art. And a film that realistically depicts the struggles of eating disorders just might save lives.
Well, the halfway point of 2017 is rapidly approaching. And all the dust has settled around who won best picture. So, let’s talk about the five best and the five worst films I’ve seen all year. We’ll start with the bad news.
Colin Trevorrow is a divisive director. He was widely praised with his debut feature, Safety Not Guaranteed and was quickly handed the reigns to the Jurassic Park franchise. 2015 saw the release of Jurassic World, and the film was panned by critics, but made a whopping $1.6 billion. […]
The Alien franchise is one of the most divisive in history. Yes, the first two films are nearly universally beloved. And Alien: Resurrection is widely hated. But Alien 3 and Prometheus stand as hotly debated pieces in the franchise. Prometheus represented Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise […]
War is arguably the most devastating situation a human being can put themselves through. Some argue for a world of disarmament. Others believe war is a necessary evil. But no matter your opinion on the act, everyone agrees it ravages the minds, bodies, and souls of those sent […]