Clint Eastwood: Zombie Auteur?

Clint Eastwood is back in the news again, folks. That’s right, everybody’s Platonic ideal of an irascible, reactionary grandpa is refusing to honor the boycott against filming in Georgia, the state where it’s great to be a budget-conscious filmmaker but awful to be a woman. Now, let’s make one thing clear--I do not approve of Eastwood’s decision, but maybe we’re all addressing this moral problem from the entirely wrong perspective.

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The 10 Most Entertaining Jaws Riffs

To truly understand the impact of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on the pop cultural landscape, one need only look at the number of cash-in films created in its wake. The decade following its release saw a staggering number of water – based terrors from both independent and established studios looking to scare up even a fraction of the ticket sales that Jaws had generated. Not counting several retitled documentaries and action films that proliferated just months after its release, the films that were made in direct response to the Universal hit were a strange and interesting lot.

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Bethany's Picks - Favorite Fun Moments of Horror

This time of year, you might be inclined to watch a scary movie or two. I am inclined to do this all year round. After a lifetime of watching everything from successful slasher franchises, to lesser-known “Z” movies, and some fantastic international entries into the genre, I have seen a lot of scary, not so scary, and downright laughable horror films.

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Bethany's Picks - Inside No. 9

A year ago, I got the opportunity to develop an Honors course at the university I work at. Without hesitation, I came up with the theme: anthology television. I grew up watching The Twilight Zone, and Night Gallery, and Tales from the Crypt.

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Jessie's Picks - Top 10 Revenge Movies

John Wick, directed by Chad Stathelski and David Leitch, is a modern take on the classic theme of revenge. This is done in a slick, stylized, engaging and edgy way. In celebration of this film arriving in cinemas 10th April courtesy of Warner Brothers, let's take a look at some other films that have reimagined the revenge narrative.

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