Southpaw (2015) – Slightly Better Than a Split Decision

For the past half of a decade, concussions and athletes’ health have pervaded discussions about sports, with professional leagues introducing new safety measures in order to ensure that their athletes remain healthy. Sadly, part of these discussions has been the long-term effects of sustaining multiple concussions and other similar injuries, and how those effects have…

Pixels (2015) – Wishing I Could Hit the Reset Button

I may be only 23 years old, but sometimes I think that my glory days have passed me by – although, I acknowledge this might be because I am only 23 years old and am without any knowledge or conception of what the future may hold. I still remember the day I graduated from high…

Ant-Man (2015) – Stepping Small and Keeping Up with the Pack

In an era when superhero films are dominating the box-office and the folks at both Marvel and DC Comics have planned all of their films for the next half of the decade and beyond, it seems easy to forget some had trouble getting off the ground. Development hell knows no bounds, as was the case…

“An Eating Machine”: Jaws and the Summer Blockbuster Beast it Created

Around three weeks ago, on Sunday, June 21st, a couple of Windforwings bandmates and I went to the Movie Tavern in Williamsburg, VA to check out the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s legendary Jaws. Even forty years after its theatrical release, numerous aspects of the film continue to permeate popular culture and it continues to…

The Babadook (2014) – The Finest Horror Film of the Decade (So Far)

What scared you most growing up? Was it something right outside your bedroom window? Was it something you thought hid in your closet or under your bed? Or perhaps was it something that appeared in a reoccurring nightmare unique to you? The latter was certainly the case for me, as what haunted my nights was…