Venom and the Entertainment Factor

Critics have been quick this past week to criticize the new Sony film Venom. Reviewers have been gleeful about attacking the film with a sarcastic vigor that has made for some admittedly highly entertaining blurbs. One reviewer Rodriguez Perez from The Playlist wrote ““How Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed read this piss-poor script […]

‘Assassination Nation’ And the Devastation of the Comment Section

Assassination Nation is an indie, horror-thriller teen flick that premiered September 21, 2018 in theaters across the country. It was selected back in January to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival and has been sparking controversy ever since. When production companies NEON and Refinery29 tried to market the film on Facebook and YouTube, the […]

The Problematic Profits Behind Netflix’s Young Adult Content

  You’ve probably noticed an increase in the number of obnoxious teen romances under the “trending” section of your favorite streaming service’s homepage recently. The trailers feature similar patterns: narration from a misunderstood and ostracized high school student, an overwhelming amount of synth pop, a tone-deaf social commentary and some type of forced minority representation. […]