Film

The Accidental President Intentionally Misremembers the Trump Presidency

During one of the few visually compelling moments of the documentary The Accidental President, a tangle of red lines spread like spider webs across a field. The red lines represent a tweet by Donald Trump, which users then share and re-share across Twitter, ensuring that his message dominates the discourse. In voiceover accompanying the image, former …

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Moments of Justice

Midway through the 2019 documentary film Collective, newly appointed Romanian health minister Vlad Voiulescu sits in defeat. After months of crusading against corruption in his country’s healthcare system, Voiulescu realizes that nothing has changed. Mobsters, politicians, and businessmen still put profits above human lives and resist any of his reforms. Utterly forlorn, Voiulescu drops his head …

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How We Celebrated First Contact Day in 2020

Technically, we won’t start celebrating First Contact Day until April 5th, 2063. According to Star Trek canon, that’s the day when Zefram Cochrane will launch Earth’s first warp-capable rocket, catching the attention of Vulcan researchers who heretofore dismissed our planet as too primitive to visit. Cochran’s voyage sets into motion events that not only lead to the …

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Six Comics That Capture the Horror of Darkseid, the Ultimate Evil of Zack Snyder’s Justice League

After much ado, the vaunted Snyder Cut of Justice League debuts on HBO Max today, March 18th. While superhero fans are divided on the movie’s potential, horror fans have reason to be interested in this new take on the DC Comics’ greatest heroes. Instead of Steppenwolf, Darkseid will be the primary villain of the film.  Simply put, …

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Ranking the Live-Action Members of Superman’s Supporting Cast

Although Superman first appeared in pages of 1938’s Action Comics #1, no single medium could contain the Last Son of Krypton. Within ten years, the Man of Steel started showing up on toy store shelves, in a radio show, and, of course, on the screen. Since the 1948 Republic Pictures serial Superman starring Kirk Alyn, we have …

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