Caleb’s McLaughlin’s Lament

When I woke up this morning one of the first things I read was a story on Buzzfeed about the racism Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) was encountering from the series’ fandom and while none of that should have been a surprise – he’s a darker-skinned male in the United States, racism/sexism/nativism/whatever -ism you want – […]

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Cancel Culture’

I’ve been working through a respiratory infection – it isn’t COVID though I imagine it’s just as unpleasant – though I’m trying to get back up to speed and this is as good a place as any to start. You might have heard recently that storied actor Frank Langella was recently fired from Netlflix’s The […]

REview: The Unholy (2021) | Good Idea, Weak Storytelling

Evan Spiliotopolous’ The Unholy has a lot of good ideas though doesn’t explore anything deeply enough to matter. It revolves around similar subject matter as Netflix’s Midnight Mass (2021), namely the intersection of faith and the worship of false/deceptive entities though The Unholy approaches the subject matter so simplistically that nothing particularly resonates. The story […]