With a new showrunner, new Doctor, and a new gender, conservative social critics feared heavy-handed gender fluidity messaging in the newest season of Doctor Who. Fortunately, those fears may not have come to fruition.
As we take a closer look at horror this October, some popular genres are apt to be dismissed as mere blood and guts. The zombie genre is one of them. But one of the genre’s original films reveals many more layers.
Sometimes I have to break from the consensus – Venom is no Spider-Man 2, but neither is it Catwoman. It is nothing more or less than a fun-but-flawed comic book movie.
Grief and depression is something many of us are very familiar with. Hereditary takes the subject and molds it into one of the deepest most haunting horror films of the past decade.
Christian circles largely know The Epic of Gilgamesh in terms of comparison. The story does act as something of a parallel to the biblical story of Noah, albeit with important differences – the gods regret sending the flood, and they were not unanimous in saving the Noah figure, Utnapishtim. But the story taken in its whole is saying something more interesting, something close to the heart of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes.
Batman writer Tom King has an excellent grasp on what makes Batman an interesting character underneath the cowl. But what of tackling The Dark Knight’s mightiest foes?
Les Misérables is a very old book, written to a very old political context. How appropriate, then, that it is still exactly the thing we need to hear.