Disney’s Problem with Creatives and Creativity

Almost in the exact same hour on Jan 9, two big pieces of Disney news broke: the project departures of Doctor Strange 2 director Scott Derrickson and creator-showrunner Terri Minsky from the Disney Plus revival of Lizzie McGuire.  Both exits were said to be based on creative conflict, with both Marvel and Derrickson citing “creative…

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Why Do Filmbros Ride So Hard for Tarantino?

There's a particular subset of film enthusiasts known as filmbros. Filmbros tend to hold themselves in unmeritedly high esteem despite seeming to have watched only The Dark Knight and Logan, often touting their own perspective of film critique as superior regardless of literally anything and anyone else. They're overly invested in comic book movies, and…

Euphoria: White Male Rage and Mental Illness

Trigger Warning: This piece discusses physical and sex abuse/assault, blackmail, and use of the F slur.Yesterday was the finale of HBO showstopper, Euphoria. For weeks, every Sunday, the Internet watched with bated breath to see the plethora of penises, to hear Rue’s internal monologue and to witness the glittery eye looks Jules served.   The…