Nearly 25 years ago, the producers of the independent gem Love Jones had a modest and honest goal with its romance. They sought to make a modern film about African-American life that did not use violence and/or recreational drugs as…

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With this piece, we have come to the end of the Decade Series of “Oh! The Horror….” This has been a fruitful endeavor in trying to place horror within a wider context and I, myself, have learned quite a bit…

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ seventh directorial feature, The Lobster, is a compulsive critique on societal expectations often assigned to an individual’s relationship status. It’s a dark comedy that is as neurotic as its Greek director (see Dogtooth and The Killing of a…

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It’s hard not to be cynical. Don’t believe me? Watch the news. Sit through a few commercials. Scroll Facebook… This can be an ugly little world. Turn on the news and you’re likely to hear stories of violence and tragedy,…

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Today is Ash Wednesday. It’s also Valentine’s Day. And there are connections between those holidays…and last year’s movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

You heard me.

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What scares people is diverse and seldom shared in the same ways or amplitude of fear and anxiety. It is subjective according to the makeup of each individual person. One horror film might send a man into a frenzied terror…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: One of the best things about doing this podcast is finding films you truly connect with that maybe didn’t have huge theatrical runs or huge opening weekends but are still among…

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On this episode of Reel World: Rewind . . . Blaine and Shannon are joined by Amber Kenneson to talk about Wong Kar-Wai’s masterpiece In the Mood for Love. They talk about Kar-Wai’s innovative style, as well as what the film has…

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There is no way to spoil this film, because the film never reveals the “it” of its title. “It” is shrouded in as much resistant mystery by the end of the film as it is in the first scene. Its…

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Henry James’ 1898 novella, “The Turn of the Screw,” is either the greatest ghost story ever written or it is the greatest ghost story without actual ghosts ever written. Critics throughout the years have passionately debated the true nature of…

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