Staff Picks

  • Annie Kapur
    Published 5 months ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Greatest Films by David Fincher

    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Greatest Films by David Fincher

    David Fincher was born in Denver Colorado in 1957, making him 62 years' old at the time of this article being written. In his career, which began in 1980, he has amassed some great films and filmmaking styles that he is fairly well-known for. For example: he is very well-known for his main characters receiving increasing amounts of pressure throughout the film and become either fixated or obsessive on one idea. Son of a "Life" Magazine writer, David Fincher was no stranger to the world of celebrity obsession and so, I believe he satirically put obsession into his films in order to show us all what exactly it is we're missing.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 5 months ago
    Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time!

    Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time!

    My favorite holiday of the year has finally arrived! It is Christmas Day, and I want to wish you, whoever's reading this, a very Merry Christmas, or a Happy Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate, Happy Holidays.
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 6 months ago
     Remembering Some of Big Bird's Best Moments

    Remembering Some of Big Bird's Best Moments

    On December 8, 2019, the world lost another icon when Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who first brought the classic characters of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, passed away at the age of 85.
  • Jord Tury
    Published 6 months ago
    'South Park' Vs. 'Family Guy': 5 Times 'South Park' Went Too Far (& 5 Times 'Family Guy' Did)

    'South Park' Vs. 'Family Guy': 5 Times 'South Park' Went Too Far (& 5 Times 'Family Guy' Did)

    There's no denying the battle for the thorny crown forged from crude jokes and exploitable boundaries is still up for grabs. That's something we've been watching both South Park and Family Guy fight over for just shy of twenty years now. That's pretty impressive considering both iconic shows have, at times, pushed the boat out so far as to turn one too many heads and begin to question their careless propaganda. But, that being said, fans have enjoyed many years of watching the two factions hash it out over who gets the most despicable material past the boards.
  • Kadeem Hosein
    Published 7 months ago
    The Royal Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty' Review

    The Royal Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty' Review

    A heritage work and a celebration of classical dance, The Sleeping Beauty remains close to the heart of the Royal Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s score, expertly conducted by Simon Hewett, tugs at the child within. Many recognise this music from Disney’s acclaimed 1959 animated film of the same name.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 7 months ago
    5 True Facts About James Earl Jones

    5 True Facts About James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones is perhaps one of America's best-known, and most talented, actors. He's starred in iconic roles, set the bar with his performances, and he is immediately recognizable no matter what he's appearing in. However, while his face and voice are unmistakable to the movie-going public, there are a lot of things that Jones has done which his fans might not know about.
  • Pam Jannes
    Published 7 months ago
    Five of the Best Disney Fan Recreations

    Five of the Best Disney Fan Recreations

    Disney fans are some of the most dedicated fans in all of Hollywood. Maybe it’s because we start watching Disney movies at such a young age, whether it was princesses or animated cars, which builds our relationship with the brand essentially from birth. Regardless, people are extremely loyal to the franchise that started with a mouse.
  • Orchid Black
    Published 7 months ago
    15 90s Shows That Made Waking up Early on Saturdays Worth It

    15 90s Shows That Made Waking up Early on Saturdays Worth It

    If you’re a child of the 90s, such as myself, there’s a lot of little things you probably remember about that decade that brings out all the nostalgic warm and fuzzy feelings.
  • kit vaillancourt
    Published 7 months ago
    The Staying Power of Casablanca

    The Staying Power of Casablanca

    My dad and I are both classic movie fans, it's one of the few things we bond over. We have a ritual of meticulously combing TCM’s weekly schedule and recording anything that sounds interesting. It started last summer; I was too depressed to go outside, and instead sat for hours, near-vegetative in front of the TV as Ben Mankiewicz talked about movies I’d only heard referenced in passing. I like a little bit of everything; my dad, as of late, watches anything related to WWII—typical middle-aged white dad fare—and that’s really where it starts.