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Films of the Decade: 2010 – 2019 (Jan. 26, 2020)

In Defense of “Worst of the Year” Lists (Dec. 15, 2019)

Manson Family Retrospective (Oct. 20, 2019)

Alien Retrospective (Oct. 20, 2019)

1999 Retrospective (Aug. 11, 2019)

The 2019 Academy Awards: How (Not) to Fix a Ceremony in Trouble (Feb. 28, 2019)

Halloween Series Retrospective (October 28, 2018)

Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead Retrospective (Oct. 14, 2018)

What to Make of Mother! (Sept. 28, 2017)

Whitewashing the Shell (Apr. 9, 2017)

Thoughts on Hollywood Political Speeches (Jan. 15, 2017)

Scream Retrospective (Oct. 23, 2016)

Unpacking the Reaction to Ghostbusters and a Reply to the Angry Video Game Nerd (May 21, 2016)

The 2016 Academy Awards: Hollywood and #oscarssowhite (Feb. 28, 2016)

The State of Star Wars (Dec. 27, 2015)

Wes Craven Retrospective (Oct. 18, 2015)

Where Are the Reviews of War Room? (Sept. 20, 2015)

The Unknown Soldier: American Sniper and the Legend of Chris Kyle (May 25, 2015)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street Retrospective (Oct. 26, 2014)

Love the Art, Hate the Artist (Feb. 23, 2014)

The Terror of The Exorcist and The Wicker Man (Oct. 13, 2013)

Why Roger Ebert Matters (Apr. 14, 2013)

Thoughts on Reviewing Agitprop Documentaries (Sept. 14, 2012)

The Greatest Show on Earth: A Reflection on PoliWood (Apr. 15, 2012)

Racism, Fandom, and The Hunger Games (Mar. 27, 2012)

I’m (Not) With Stupid: A Rant About Comedy (Mar. 18, 2012)

The 2012 Academy Awards: This Meat Parade Has Spoiled (Feb. 26, 2012)

9/11 Film Series: Final Thoughts (Sept. 18, 2011)

Final Thoughts on Harry Potter (Jul. 24, 2011)

Mutant Pride: Racial Metaphors in X-Men: First Class (June 16, 2011)

Burn Baby Burn: An Essay on Lake of Fire (Apr. 10, 2011)

The 2011 Academy Awards: Hollywood’s Last Excuse to Make Good Movies (Mar. 6, 2011)

The American Film Institute’s Greatest Film Scores (Feb. 27, 2011)

Welcome to the Jungle: The Enduring Power and Controversy of Cannibal Holocaust (Oct. 22, 2010)

Blockbuster: The End of an Era (Sept. 27, 2010)

Robert Rodriguez’s Bad Ass Song (Sept. 12, 2010)

Why Rambo Matters (May 30, 2010)

Horror Remakes (May 9, 2010)

Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2010 (Jan. 3, 2010)

Avatar is Not a “Game Changer” (Dec. 27, 2009)

Star Wars in Concert (Dec. 13, 2009)

The 2009 Academy Awards: A Classist Relic in a Democratic Age (Mar. 1, 2009)