Jigsaw: When a Fan Film Misses the Point

Original post can be found at The Cinematropolis After seven years away from the big screen, the Saw franchise has finally made a return. In the world of studio filmmaking, the runaway success of the annual franchise year after year made a revival inevitable. Heading into the movie, my two main questions were,”can fresh talent…

Becoming Human: What Blade Runner Reveals About Humanity Through AI

Original post can be found at The Cinematropolis Spoilers for Blade Runner(1982) and Blade Runner 2049 lay ahead! Creating sentient beings and exploring exactly what might happen when the human race finally cracks the code to create new life is one of genre cinema’s favorite past times. Ever since the idea was first realized on…

Mother! Should Be Retitled The Gospel of Aronofsky

Original post can be found on The Cinematropolis FULL MOTHER! SPOILERS AHEAD! Darren Aronofsky has long been one of the more polarizing filmmakers of our time. He made himself a name with films like Requiem for a Dream, Pi, and The Wrestler eventually rising to the ranks of Oscar contender with Black Swan. Mother! isn’t quite like any…

Bound – The Beginning of the Wachowskis’ 20 Year War on Oppression

Original post can be found on The Cinematropolis Welcome to the first edition of one of our Cinematropolis essay columns, Underexposed, where we look at the buried, under-appreciated or forgotten screen gems from outstanding filmmakers. Each edition of Underexposed will explore a different film under that respective month’s theme and will highlight its significance to remind…

Halting The DCCU For The World’s Finest

Original Post can be found at GoodTrash Media Batman vs Superman may have been the hottest thing at the theater last weekend, but it was hardly a universally loved affair with fans and critics from across the globe fervently arguing the film’s merits. If you check our Back to the Movies review discussion, you’ll see that we’re…

Remembering the True Legend of Korra

Original post can be found at Renegade Cinema The Legend of Korra finally came to the end of its two year / four season run last Friday night and the result has sent fans on the internet into a rip roaring frenzy as we all try to reconcile “Korrasami” in one way or another. But…

What’s the Big Deal with the Star Wars Teaser?

In an era where marketing strategies for blockbusters have been turned into well oiled machines, I was a little worried the new Star Wars would be missing the “event of the year” magic we saw in the original and prequel trilogies by the time the first trailer hit. If the 2014 box office has anything…

Noah: Controversy or Conversation?

  “5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” -Genesis 6:5-6 Ever since the first trailer for Noah hit the web a couple of months…

The Wire: The Literary Masterpiece of My Generation

“You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money…and you don’t know where the f**k it’s going to take you” -Lester Freamon In August 2012 I started watching The Wire, a show that at this point needs no introduction. It’s been lauded by critics and fans alike…