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Game of Thrones: Daenerys Just Learned A Powerful Lesson About Her Dragons

Today’s tragedy may be the key to tomorrow’s strategy for Daenerys Targaryen. Warning: This article contains spoilers for everything through Game of Thrones season 7, episode 6, “Beyond The Wall” and a little bit of speculation. With the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season 7 in the books, it’s okay to take a moment […]

Jane Campion Brings Bonkers Back With ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’

Elisabeth Moss builds on an already fantastic year with this delightfully weird follow-up to 2013’s first season. Returning after 4 years is Top of the Lake, Jane Campion’s ambitious small-screen experiment in dishevelling the police drama, normally so sleek and methodical, into a bizarre new breed: part-farce, part-noir, fully feminist. Demons fought in the first season […]

‘The Tick,’ Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note’ and More TV You Must See This Week

Other highlights include the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of ‘Game of Thrones.’ This week’s essential television includes two very different comic book adaptations, one a comedy series for Amazon and the other a paranormal serial killer film for Netflix, each mostly helmed by fan-favorite filmmakers. We’ve also got a significant episode of Game of Thrones, […]

The Age of the Video Essay

Said Scorsese, “Recreate Movies.” When asked by BAFTA for his advice to young filmmakers, Martin Scorsese didn’t hesitate: “Make your own industry,” he said. “Recreate movies.” The patron saint of cinema didn’t rattle off a list of classic movies to watch (though he’s done so elsewhere) or admonish youngsters to learn film history (though he’s […]

Tonight’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets a Rousing Fan Made Trailer

Let the energetic chords of Led Zeppelin carry you ‘Beyond the Wall.’ Tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones, titled ‘Beyond the Wall,’ is undoubtedly the most anticipated episode the show has delivered yet. And despite the fact that it’s already leaked online and all the spoilers are everywhere, it’s also likely to be the event of […]

Dramatic Irony and Character Deaths

We explore the cinematic trope wherein a character dies at the beginning of the plot. Oftentimes, a cinematic character’s death is the most dramatic and shocking event in the entire film. In most mainstream movies, when a character dies it is towards the end of the film, at a time when the narrative has established this […]

Watch ‘Logan Lucky,’ Then Watch These Movies

We recommend eight movies to watch after you see Steven Soderbergh’s latest. The return of Steven Soderbergh to the big screen is something to celebrate. The filmmaker had announced his retirement but arose to direct Logan Lucky, another enjoyable heist movie in the spirit of his Ocean’s trilogy. In honor of the occasion, it’s been a time to […]

‘Godzilla: Monster Planet’ Trailer: the King Takes His Rightful Throne

The ‘Godzilla’ franchise enters uncharted territory. This year marked the 100th anniversary of Japanese animation. Given the significant influence of anime on pop culture, that’s a milestone worth celebrating. But another cornerstone of Japanese entertainment is the Godzilla franchise, which now boasts over 30 movies. Therefore, you might be surprised to know that the upcoming […]

‘Good Omens’ Casts Perfectly Literal Choices for Aziraphale and Crowley

Michael Sheen and David Tennant are a faithful fit for the TV adaptation. For a while, no one was sure about how to react. Variety was the first to drop the news, but Neil Gaiman didn’t exactly deny nor affirm the announcement with his cryptic tweet — “You go down to the bottom of the […]

Short of the Day: ‘The Story of R32’ – Have You Hugged Your Robot Today?

Isolation and acceptance in a tech-heavy time. Robots need friends too, I guess, or at least the star of today’s short film selection does. The film is The Story of R32, and the robot in question is the titular alpha-numeric designate. At the helm and in charge of the visual effects is Vladimir Vlasenko, and […]