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The Batman

September 22, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane Superheroes rule Hollywood. The biggest films released every year are comic book films, and for better or worse they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. So the question then becomes, how will these […]

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Barbarian

September 15, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane The trailer for Barbarian might be the best of the year. It is a textbook example of showing only enough footage to attract a crowd and not a second more. What was […]

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Over the Garden Wall

September 8, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane The dominant understanding of animation is that the medium exists in two distinct forms based on the work’s target audience. Children’s entertainment is made by the likes of Cartoon Network and Disney, […]

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Parasite

August 18, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane Korean writer-director Bong Joon-Ho already had a remarkable, even legendary career, as he set out to make his newest feature, Parasite. His Korean-language films like Memories of Murder and The Host set […]

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The Northman

August 11, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane Robert Eggers cut his teeth on ultra-historically accurate low-budget genre art films. A ridiculously specific niche if ever there was one, now Eggers is at the helm of a $90 million historical […]

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Nope

July 28, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane Writer, director, actor and comic Jordan Peele has become synonymous with the modern-day horror film. Breaking out as a filmmaking talent in 2017 with his scathing critique of modern post-racial ideology, Get […]

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A Hero

July 21, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane The Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi has made a career for himself exploring simple moral dilemmas and finding within them complex human truths. Originally finding international acclaim with his 2011 Academy Award-winning film, […]

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Thor: Love and Thunder

July 14, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane I do not want to sound harsh when I assert that Marvel films are designed as products rather than as films. Plenty of Marvel films have artistic merit and should be taken […]

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The French Dispatch

July 7, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane It’s hard enough to write a good script in a consistent voice but a cohesive screenplay comprised of the voices of its own characters is an achievement in itself. I’ve never understood […]

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The 400 Blows

June 30, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane Increasingly in the age of streaming, the services providing films and television to consumers are shifting their focus from obtaining pre-existing content to developing wholly original works. This is not inherently a […]