Movies

Kubo and the Two Strings Just Saved Summer

Kubo and the Two Strings Just Saved Summer

It’s only August, but 2016 has been an underwhelming year at the theater. Yes, there’s still plenty of time for a late flourish to finish out the year strong (I’ll be seeing “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at midnight and keep an eye out for “The Accountant” in October) but judging from what we’ve […]

Christmas Movie Apocrypha

Christmas Movie Apocrypha

It’s easy, I think, to labor under the illusion that all of our favorite holiday films have somehow always existed, that they sprung fully formed from the primordial ooze, as if God, after realizing what a hopeless existence he doomed us to, said, “Oh jeez, you guys. My bad. Here’s some feel-goods.” But even these […]

Parallel Horror

Parallel Horror

Hey, remember a few weeks ago when I said I was kicking off a series of pieces focusing on time-travel related movies? Yep, me too; like, last night. Since today is the designated “Future Day” that takes place in “Back to the Future, Part II” and Halloween also just happens to be about a week […]