• Pistol Whipped In Purgatory: “Point Blank”

    by Ashley Naftule “How good it must be… being dead. Is it?” It’s one of the last questions that Walker’s doomed wife asks him before she dies in her bed. Guilt-ridden and delirious from sleep deprivation, Lynne shares her fantasies about dying to her estranged husband. A man who she watched get gunned down in […]

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  • Stranded On A “Fantastic Planet”

    by Ashley Naftule “Stopover in a Quiet Town” isn’t my favorite episode of “The Twilight Zone”, but it is the one I can’t stop thinking about. It’s a simple premise: a married couple get drunk at a party. On the drive home, a shadow swoops down on their car. They wake up in an unfamiliar […]

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  • Lead Into Gold: On The Alchemy of “Get Out”

    by Ashley Naftule Spoiler warning: This blog goes into detail about the plot of “Get Out”. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, stop reading immediately and hit the backspace. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) first gets to the home of his girlfriend’s parents, her father Dean Armitage (Bradley Whitford) […]

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  • Top 10 films that warped my brain as a hormonal teenage dirtbag

    by Ashley Naftule Over the last week there’s been a meme spreading around on Facebook about the “Top 10 albums that made an impression on you as a teenager.” I think a more honest title for most of the lists I’ve seen are “Top 10 albums that you want people to think you listened to […]

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  • Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…. And Again… And Again…. And Again…

    By Ashley Naftule “Sluuuuut!” Going to a Rocky Horror shadow cast is a lot like taking psychedelic drugs: It’s something that everybody should do at least once. It deserves a place of prominence on any bucket list, nestled somewhere in between “take a dance class” and “have an awkward threesome”. I finally went to a […]

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  • Shining A Light On “Shadow Of A Doubt”

    by Ashley Naftule I spent my New Year’s the same way I spend every New Year’s: Getting drunk at home and watching movies. Sure, it isn’t as glamorous as frolicking on a dance floor and trying not to trip on spilled champagne, but it beats getting a DUI. This year I rang in 2017 by […]

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  • A Film Resolution For 2017

    by Ashley Naftule We’re just a few days away until 2016, that murderous sonofabitch, shuffles offstage and Father Time dumps another plump Baby New Year on our planet’s doorstep. Just a few more days until the ghost of Dick Clark is granted a one-night-only reprieve from hosting “American Bandstand In Hell” to rise up from […]

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