Thursdazed and Confused – Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

At this point, it’s old news that Hollywood and cinema from around the globe has a distasteful history of glorifying abusive relationships. You only need to look as far as this coming box office weekend to find evidence of such films still getting produced. Sure, it was based on a popular franchise of somehow published…

Wednesdependents’ Day – Blue Jay (2016)

When it comes to romance and the concept of true love, we hold up the ‘high school sweethearts’ tag as a pedestal of perfection. There’s good reason behind that sentiment, considering how hard it must be to maintain such a relationship well into your adult years and how few of these relationships actually last beyond…

Tuesday of the World – The Horde (2009)

At the time of The Horde’s premiere in late 2009, the modern understanding of zombies – undead beings who crave human flesh and must have their brains destroyed in some capacity to stay dead – was a little over four decades old thanks to George A. Romero. With that being said, why do there continue…

Thoroughly Modern Monday – Manchester by the Sea (2016)

The rest of New England’s professional sports franchises have done their fair share of damage, but the Patriots’ successes, and how they’ve succeeded over the last decade and a half have been enough to give outsiders a negative impression of New Englanders as a whole. Last night’s result hasn’t changed any of that – in…

Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action! – Rings (2017)

New entries of film franchises that have taken an abnormal amount of time to gestate pose an interesting challenge for any filmmaker. Depending on the length in between it and the last film, an entire generation of attitudes and technology could have passed and thrown more than a few kinks into any studio pitch. Though…

Thursdazed and Confused – Jules and Jim (1962)

Even though the French New Wave was more than just a movement in the history of world cinema, it’s easy to view it within that limiting framework. Like all cinematic movements, it had a beginning and an end, and when each occurred is up for debate. But considering the Nazi occupation of France during WWII,…

Wednesdependents’ Day – Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

One night in Walla Walla, Washington, stand-up comic Mike Birbiglia had a thoroughly interesting experience jumping through a second story window. The event was a result of sleepwalking, or more specifically rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and he required 33 stitches in his leg. This and presumably other minor instances of sleepwalking became the…

Tuesday of the World – Marguerite (2015)

I love to write – as if that wasn’t obvious to you all. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I’m constantly self-conscious of my style and voice, and so I’m always wanting to improve wherever and however possible. With all of that said, however, if you find my writing irredeemably deplorable beyond…