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May 18, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice dive into the conversation about the representation of female characters in film. In The Little Mermaid (1989) and Spider-Man (2002) we find two women initially thought to be positive portrayals of strong female identity. Yet, looking back, both fail to meet even basic modern standards for...


Apr 26, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice investigate the new DC Comics film The Batman. How does Batman's depiction in this work measure up against past iterations of the hero? The Batman films seem to be getting darker and more grim with each reboot. Is the next one going to be just a black screen with the sounds of punching? Despite...


Jan 6, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice excavate the white savior controversies of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Black Panther. Drawing on the work of Edward Said and other scholars, we examine the colonial interventions of white characters in non-white spaces. How has Indiana Jones remained a hero for so long? Was Everett...


Dec 27, 2021

Wherein Justice and Andy jack-in to review the new addition to the Matrix franchise, The Matrix Resurrections. How does the film compare to the those of the original trilogy? Is it a worthwhile addition to the legacy? In what ways does it repeat past successes or condemn itself to past failures? Choose the red pill and...


Dec 13, 2021

Wherein Justice and Andy trek across the blasted landscapes of two post-apocalyptic films. What are some of the differences between stories where humanity needs to start from scratch and stories where pockets of survivors emerge to reclaim human spaces? Topics range from artificial intelligence to the role of the...