The Peters Cartridge Factory

This particular area near Cincinnati is best known today for its Kings Island Amusement Park, which has entertained guests for nearly fifty years. Prior to this, Kings Mills had been known to its residents for housing a large ammunition factory. Founded by Gershom Moore Peters in 1887, the company would have its heydays in the […]

Both Something and Nothing: An essay on A Serious Man (2009)

(Distributed by Focus Features; Image Copied from IndieWire December 10, 2020) Release Date: October 2, 2009Runtime: 1hr 46mDirector: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen “Help me.” “I didn’t do, ANYTHING!” “When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies, don’t you want somebody to love?” A Serious Man is a […]

Sketchy Details: The Rise, Fall, and Re-rise of Animation Domination

Animation. An expressive form of storytelling, bringing illustration to life through frames, turning drawings into a vivid, living piece of work. A medium to give a sense of expression that real life does not always capture. Something once considered goofy and innocent grew up to serve various purposes. From Steamboat Willie to propaganda cartoons starring […]

Train to Busan

(Distributed by Next Entertainment World; Image Downloaded from NME April 20, 2020)(Originally posted on on April 20, 2020) Release Date: July 20, 2016Runtime: 1hr 58mDirector: Yeon Sang-ho The genre of zombie movies rarely appeals to me, however like many in cinema, I can make exception to quite a few, including Shawn of the Dead (which its […]


(Distributed by Magnolia Pictures; Image Downloaded from BFI April 16, 2020)(Originally posted on on April 16, 2020) Release Date: March 11, 2017Runtime: 1hr 28mDirector: John Carroll Lynch In a slight opposite of the previous review (Big Time Adolescence), this is now a look at an ending-of-life dramedy. The final role of character actor Harry Dean […]

Big Time Adolescence

(Distributed by Hulu; Image Downloaded from Decider April 3, 2020)(Originally posted on on April 3, 2020) Release Date: March 13, 2020Runtime: 1hr 30mDirector: Jason Orley Coming-of-age dramedies were probably in their heyday in the 1970s and 80s, with the best remembered ones such as The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, while less-remembered but still prevalent at one […]


(Paramount Pictures; Linked from Entertainment Weekly 11 Aug, 2017)(Originally posted on 20 Dec, 2017) Release Date: December 22nd, 2017Runtime: 2hr 15mDirector: Alexander Payne Due to the plot of the film, any puns that may seem overused or intended are not. They are simply how I will describe this film. When scientists discover a way […]

Get Out

(Universe Pictures; Linked from Genre November 27, 2017)(Originally posted on March 7, 2018) Release Date: February 24, 2017Runtime: 1hr 44mDirector: Jordan Peele It took over a year until I finally watched this film. Unlike most hype built around theatrical releases, this was a film I truly wanted to watch in a theater. No open-minded […]


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