Category: Film

Fear and Loathing in Hollywood: Rape Culture in a Land of Criminality

Hollywood was once a land of hopes and aspirations for a new wave of detached and rootless youth, committed to a modern American Dream of profound success and divine fame. In a time when everyone must be “someone,” Hollywood has provided limitless possibility and endless reinvention. Like all Edens, however, Hollywood’s radiance has dimmed; it… Read more »

The Weinstein Scandal Is A Turning Point for Hollywood

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has produced films that appeal to every audience. From Pulp Fiction to Shakespeare in Love, Good Will Hunting to The Artist, Weinstein has helped create some of the most emotional, interesting, and powerful movies of this generation. Indeed, Weinstein has reportedly been thanked in Oscars acceptance speeches as many times as… Read more »

Who Best to Play Dracula?

My favorite cereal growing up was Count Chocula. Cereal was, of course, a special occasion—specifically for the late-night pajamas hours or, for some of you weirdos, the “red-light district” hours. It had marshmallows in it that were probably made of plutonium, but they gave Count Chocula that perfect radioactive zing which tickles the tongue in… Read more »

Deal With It—Ryan Gosling is VERY Talented

Fact: Ryan Gosling is an actor. Fact: Ryan Gosling is famous. Fact: Ryan Gosling is successful. Question: Does Ryan Gosling deserve this success? Is he as talented as his astronomical stardom suggests? This is actually a pretty hot topic in online forums. These conversations can go like this: Person A says, “He sucks.” Person B… Read more »

Oscar Predictions Preview: Preview Edition

Ahhh, the Oscars. For many of us, Hollywood’s grandest awards show offers us a time to believe—if only for a moment—that our understanding of film may align with that of the experts. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t blessed with the luxury of being able to blow hundreds of dollars on movie tickets (and buckets of… Read more »