All the Single Ladies: Moana and the Evolution of the Disney Princess

*Spoilers ahead for Moana and every Disney movie ever* Moana was awesome, let’s get that out of the way first off. Here’s our review if you want to take a gander. Part of what made this movie wonderful was one simple, irrefutable fact: Moana is not part of a romance story. That may seem trivial […]

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Why “It’s a Wonderful Life” is More Important Than Ever

A megalomaniacal real estate magnate uses his power and money to subjugate immigrants, the poor, and the common people, while family-owned businesses are swallowed up by his corporate machine. After losing almost everything after a financial meltdown, one man is forced to the brink as the banks threaten to take everything. Donald Trump or Mr. […]

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Revisited

It is strange then, the place this movie takes. It is not a coming of age film in the cultural narrative, like say Sandlot or Stand by Me. It is also not a “when we were kids” movie, reminiscing on what was. It is something else. AMC recently showed Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as part of […]

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Goatee Bros: The Mirroring of Doctor Strange and Iron Man

SPOILERS AHEAD: Marvel reminds me a lot of Pixar when it comes to trying to rank their films. Their movies aren’t ever really…bad? They just sit on a range of really amazing and groundbreaking and fun to sorta eh not quite as good, but also still fun. The easiest way to think about them is […]

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