Parks and Recreation’s greatest scene
By Aristophanes • December 10, 2017
What can a goofy NBC comedy tell us about the benefits of amiable insincerity?
1950s Hercules falls far from the tree
By Hermes • November 25, 2017
The muscleman-era film is hardly a faithful adaptation of the original Greco-Roman myth.
Ben-Hur: Different worlds intertwined
By Hermes • November 1, 2017
The classic film symbolizes the tension, and ultimate unification, of Roman and Jewish life.
Don’t reward ‘Rick and Morty’ fans for Szechuan antics
By Hermes • October 10, 2017
Szechuan Saturday is a day that will live in infamy.
Blade Runner 2049’s style bucks blockbuster trend
By Aristophanes • October 9, 2017
Rarely, if ever, do we see a big-budget film so intelligently composed.
Rick and Morty: Ranking Season 3
By Hermes and Aristophanes • October 7, 2017
Hermes and Aristophanes review the show’s third season.
BoJack Horseman explores mental illness in a way never seen on TV
By Hermes • October 6, 2017
Hermes reviews BoJack Horseman Season 4, exploring the series’ take on mental illness.
Blade Runner: Expression through restraint
By Aristophanes • October 4, 2017
The long-awaited Blade Runner sequel is upon us. Here’s another look at the original’s iconic style.
Rick and Morty: POTUS vs. Rick
By Aristophanes and Hermes • October 2, 2017
Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E10: “The Rickchurian Mortydate.”
Rick and Morty: Beth scares us all
By Aristophanes and Hermes • September 27, 2017
Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E9: “The ABCs of Beth.”
Life of Pi: A film to make you believe in God
By Aristophanes • September 24, 2017
In Life of Pi, a boy travels across the sea as the viewer embarks on a spiritual odyssey.
The Graduate: How music sets a tone
By Aristophanes • September 23, 2017
The film’s soundtrack is subtle and rich, brimming with life but speaking of death.
Rebel Without a Cause: Melodrama as a stylistic mode
By Aristophanes • September 22, 2017
The film is about nothing — and that’s why it’s so brilliant.
Rick and Morty: Summer gets serious
By Aristophanes and Hermes • September 19, 2017
Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E8: “Morty’s Mind Blowers.”
Rick and Morty: Kallipolis in the Citadel
By Aristophanes and Hermes • September 13, 2017
Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E7: “The Ricklantis Mixup.”
How Hollywood can succeed in Japan
By Aristophanes • September 12, 2017
Japan houses the second-largest foreign market for American films. Hollywood should expand its dominance in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Citizen Kane’s prying lens
By Aristophanes • September 7, 2017
Orson Welles’ iconic film represents voyeuristic camerawork at its finest.
Rick and Morty: Addicted to our own limitations
By Aristophanes and Hermes • August 30, 2017
In this week’s chat, Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E6: “Rest and Ricklaxation.”
BoJack Horseman: 9 stories to follow
By Hermes • August 27, 2017
On the heels of the new season 4 trailer, Hermes describes nine plotlines to follow.
Nazi Germany knew how to edit
By Aristophanes • August 25, 2017
Propagandist films, such as Triumph of the Will, hijack the human psyche with associative editing.
Rick and Morty: Is Jerry on the way out?
By Aristophanes and Hermes • August 22, 2017
Aristophanes and Hermes discuss Rick and Morty S3E5: “The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy.”
Dr. Strangelove: Setting a scene with light and shadow
By Aristophanes • August 19, 2017
The 1960s comedy enhances its satire through stunning monochromatic cinematography.