Category Archives: Critical Analysis

The 2017 Oscar Shorts Primer

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 21, 2017. Each year the Oscars host 3 categories for short films, including animated, live action, and documentary. For many viewers none of them ring a bell, although many or all … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Movies of 2016

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on December 27, 2016. There are plenty of reasons to complain about 2016, but movies aren’t one of them. This year offered a spectacular array of new films on both the domestic and … Continue reading

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Leading Questions: Chase v Mark: Dawn of Depression

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 7, 2016. Every week in a new installment of “Leading Questions”, the young, lantern jawed Publisher of Comics Bulletin Mark Stack will ask Co-Managing Editor Chase Magnett a question he … Continue reading

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Why Superhero Movies Won’t Go the Way of the Western

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 12, 2015. I. Love. Westerns. Seriously, I was raised watching Westerns alongside my dad in the basement, specifically those with Clint Eastwood. Everything from Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name” … Continue reading

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The Perfect Madness of Rick & Morty

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 10, 2015. With Rick & Morty recently returning for its second season, I have found myself once again recommending it to almost everyone I know. I try to target my media proselytization based … Continue reading

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In The Game of Thrones, There Are No Villains

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on June 21, 2015. *Spoilers for Game of Thrones* “Mother’s Mercy”, the title of the fifth season finale of Game of Thrones, rings with cruel irony at the end of the episode. There’s … Continue reading

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Why Jurassic Park Is Still One Of The Best Blockbusters Around

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on June 14, 2015. Seeing Jurassic Park in theaters is my very first memory – well, not the actual viewing experience, but the drive home from the theater. Only three years old, I … Continue reading

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Superhero Films Open the Door to Women in Hollywood

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on May 25, 2015. This year will see the release of at least 13 films budgeted at over $100 million, possibly more depending on films like Ant-Man, which may come close. While 2014 … Continue reading

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Why ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Really Belongs To Imperator Furiosa

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on May 17, 2015. *If you haven’t seen Mad Max: Fury Road, this article contains spoilers. Also, why haven’t you gone yet? Go! Go now!* I fell in love with Mad Max: Fury Road … Continue reading

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