Reed looks at Michael Haneke’s Funny Games and our roles as spectators of violence.
Lance takes aim at Disney’s live-action remakes, cautioning that cashing a quick buck could damage the studio’s reputation as animation pioneers.
Today, Northern Ireland is no longer the site of brutal civil war, but Yann Demange’s ’71 brings the country’s violent past to life.
GAMING w/NICK: Having played Pokemon since childhood, Nick has some strong opinions on the direction Pokemon Sun decided to take.
SO I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF…: Andrew dives into Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the huge influence it had on his sense of humor, and comedy in general.
SIDE BY SIDE: Hannah and Andrew discuss Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre and the acting styles of its two leads, Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska.
CLOSE READING: Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot has been lauded for its transgressiveness for decades, but Reed warns against the film’s universal praise.
PANDA COLLECTION, 1.4: With the death penalty once again on everyone’s mind, Meredith takes a look at the last days of Edward Earl Johnson in Fourteen Days in May
April has come and gone, but these suggestions remain as good as ever.