“Get Out” and stay out

March 4, 2017 0

Grant Pearsall Staff Writer The discussions that will surround “Get Out” are all-but inevitable. They will concern race in America– specifically the black, male experience in a society that both covets and loathes them equally.

The Snapper Oscar Predictions based on film

February 23, 2017 0

Grant Pearsall Staff Writer In less than a week, the 89th Annual Academy Awards is poised to offer an evening of milquetoast pageantry, Hollywood inter-industry self-pleasuring and the jockular comedy stylings of the Jimmy Kimmel team

Diagnosing Narrative Identity Disorder in “Split”

February 16, 2017 0

Grant Pearsall Staff Writer M. Night Shyamalan has built a teetering career on a predilection for narrative sucker-punches. His films are often closely linked to the internet’s ‘spoiler culture.’ A two hour film’s twist ending

Breaching Fort “Knox”: an engaging exercise in true-crime

October 10, 2016 0

Grant Pearsall Staff Writer Netflix’s ripped-from-the-headlines documentary,“Amanda Knox,” proves that in the digital age, criminality, the media and public discourse are hopelessly intertwined. The film begs the question– does the retelling of a case influenced

See no evil in “Don’t Breathe”

September 30, 2016 0

Grant Pearsall Staff Writer   The suspense genre is a tricky one– residing in the nebulous overlap between thriller and horror, these films liberally appropriate tropes from either side with abandon. The resulting product can

Un-Blair-Able Witches

September 23, 2016 0

Blessed be September, cinematic home to the C average horror film. The doldrums of the local cineplex have settled in comfortably; studios lay in wait for the turning of the leaves and Halloween-themed, pumpkin-spice fever