Cults in Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Mediocre, Part Deux!

Welcome back to part two of Cults in Movies: The Good, the Bad, and The Mediocre. Here you’ll find the final six of the 13 films reviewed by Entertainment Editor Gaby Harnish. In this round-up, she lets you know what’s worth the watch…and what you should probably remove from your queue.   Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Genre: Thriller/Drama The …

Cults in Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Mediocre

Heaven’s Gate, Jonestown, The Moonies – if you’re anything like me, you find cults fascinating. Much and more has been said about the power of suggestion, the need for spiritual fulfillment, and the vast array of other reasons people seek out and join these groups. But how are they portrayed in popular culture, and what of these portrayals are worth …

I’m Not Saying Hollywood Actors Are Racist, But…

On Hollywood Actors and Racial Diversity The film Gods of Egypt premiered as the first big budget box-office flop of 2016 to the delight of many. It is just one film, in a string of many, in which very white actors were selected to take on roles that rightfully should have gone to people of color. It is all the more satisfying that this …

Bizarro World: Scarlett Johansson is a hitchhiker’s worst nightmare in Under the Skin

by Brian Wraight I sat transfixed as the end credits rolled. I’d never seen anything quite like it. The woman sitting two rows in front of me did just the opposite, springing out of her seat as soon as the screen faded to black. “Well, that was, like, the worst movie ever,” she said to no one in particular as …

Because You’re a Woman: Watching The Room in a Roomful of Dudes

by Robin The other night, my friend Megan and I went to a special screening of The Room, featuring an appearance by the star (and line producer) of the film, Greg Sestero. It was my third time seeing the film on the big screen, and Megan’s second. A couple weeks ago, after finding out about the event, I had bought Greg Sestero’s book …