The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later

10 years ago today, superhero movies changed forever. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight debuted in US theaters on July 18th, 2008, and began showing in the UK one week later. The film was met with instant critical acclaim; it was compelling, action-packed, and beautifully shot. Each performance is absolutely pitch perfect, but chief among them is the… Continue reading The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later

One Perfect Shot: Appreciating Cinematic Beauty

If you follow me on Twitter, (@PopCulturedWP) you’ve probably seen me retweet posts from an account called One Perfect Shot (whose handle is @OnePerfectShot – GO FOLLOW THEM). One Perfect Shot is a movie database run by Film School Rejects that helps to collect and categorize beautiful shots from movies. And honestly, it’s one of… Continue reading One Perfect Shot: Appreciating Cinematic Beauty

TOP TEN GREATEST FAN THEORIES (April Fools Day 2018)

Toy Story 3 is actually about the characters dying and going through their own Divine Comedy. The whole idea of reading the various locations of heaven-hell-and-purgatory isn’t exactly a new and revolutionary idea. It’s all there – Sunnyside Daycare is a rank-based system like purgatory, the dump is full of fire and a Dante-esque punishment… Continue reading TOP TEN GREATEST FAN THEORIES (April Fools Day 2018)

What Should We Call Them: Nolan, Dunkirk, and Nazis

As the 90th Academy Awards ceremony have come and gone, the nominees for Best Picture have enjoyed a brief surge in popularity. Among the Best Picture nominees is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, telling the story of British soldiers evacuating France in 1940 under the threat of Nazi occupation. The film was met with critical success –… Continue reading What Should We Call Them: Nolan, Dunkirk, and Nazis

In Defense of “Roll Credits” Moments

A debate that’s gradually been unfolding over the past few years in the film-criticism section of YouTube is the value of CinemaSins. a YouTube channel best known for their “Everything Wrong With _____” videos in which they go frame by frame through movies, nitpicking everything from continuity errors to acting/directorial decisions and everything in between.… Continue reading In Defense of “Roll Credits” Moments

You’re here for the science, I’m here for the fiction

Whatever happened to suspension of disbelief? Every time I load YouTube, I see that there’s a new video from the Nerdist explaining the science behind science fiction and fantasy films and TV shows. CinemaSins, best known for their “Everything Wrong With” series, does comedic criticism of movies which focuses on the quality of movies while… Continue reading You’re here for the science, I’m here for the fiction