Some Thoughts on ‘The Boys’ and Satire

Whether it’s the usual romanticizing or thorough deconstruction, you’d think that, at a certain point, all narratives regarding a particular genre of storytelling would have been covered in the cinematic medium by now, as if we possess the hubris to delude ourselves that any well of resources will become finite. After all, original ideas for…

The Top 10 Movies of 2018

*Updated 3/8/19 for posterity to account for new films seen after initial publishing* It felt wrong crafting a Top 10 list last year before everything had reached the Richmond, Virginia area or even the usual online renting platforms, and in as many respects it feels wrong now. Last year, my retrospective of its best pictures…

‘Hell Fest’ Is Hell to Sit Through

At the very least, there have been worse excuses to make a $5.5 million slasher flick for nearly 2,300 theaters-worth of patrons, and perhaps even worse excuses for starting one’s annual October horror binge a few days early – though this still isn’t a very good one. With six different pairs of hands and eyes…