“Not My Batman” Is No Way to Go Through Life

I hate gatekeeping. I mean, I get it. I’m a straight white quiet nerdy guy born in the late 70s. I devoured Star Wars extended universe stuff, I played all the cool NES games when they were new, and I knew about Groot since before all he could say was “I am Groot.” The culture… The Philosophy of Self-Destruction in Alex Garland’s Annihilation

So far, Annihilation is my second favorite movie of the year (right behind You Were Never Really Here, which you can read about here). And while I’ve read plenty of excellent articles about how the movie thinks about self-destruction (particularly this piece for Vulture), I haven’t read too much about the film’s beauty, outside of… Returning to Twin Peaks: The Return

I love Twin Peaks, so there was no way I was going to miss a chance to reflect on the one year anniversary of Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return. Here’s the thing, though: Twin Peaks is really hard to talk about because Twin Peaks is really confusing. The show’s debut in 1990 coincided with the…