The most contentious differences between Darren Aronofsky's film treatment of "Noah" and the biblical story of the ark.

12 Biblical Inaccuracies in Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”

April 08, 2014 / by / 27 Comments

While many critics have praised Darren Aronofsky’s biblical fantasy film Noah for its unique take on spirituality and faith, some religious scholars have expressed misgivings about several creative licenses the film version takes with the scriptural account of the story of Noah. Here are the 12 most contentious biblical inaccuracies in Aronofsky’s Noah:


22 Quotes from Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar Jar”

March 22, 2014 / by / 33 Comments

If you saw Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, then you remember Jar Jar Binks. You know, the character who serves no purpose but comedic value, except he isn’t funny, and is also arguably racist in nature.

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Please don't see Winter's Tale. It's the worst movie ever.

Review: Winter’s Tale Is The Worst Movie I Have Seen Or Ever Will See

March 13, 2014 / by / 27 Comments

It is with great reluctance that I am writing this review of the movie Winter’s Tale. The movie is so horrifically, unconscionably terrible that I’m not sure my words could ever do it enough of an injustice.

12 Years a Slave won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The Oscars finally got it right.

It’s Time: What the Oscars finally got right

March 03, 2014 / by / 7 Comments

I read Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir Twelve Years a Slave twice in college. The first time was in a history class on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the narrative entirely changed my conception of slavery in the United States.

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The National Mix: Oscars Edition

March 02, 2014 / by / 16 Comments

Each week we ask our writers to submit their choice of songs for a given theme. With the Oscars set to kick off in a matter of hours, we had our writers pick their favorite song from a movie soundtrack. It was difficult, but sometimes you just have to let it go.

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The Myth of Jennifer Lawrence

February 27, 2014 / by / 30 Comments

You know Jennifer Lawrence, right?  Of course you do.

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Review: The Monuments Men

February 11, 2014 / by / 28 Comments

The story retold in The Monuments Men is a pretty great one. Amidst the greatest war the world has ever seen, a crack team of art enthusiasts goes on a special mission to rescue the most iconic pieces of art in Western history.


#1 Review in America: The Frozen Soundtrack

February 10, 2014 / by / 34 Comments

Each week we make Stephen listen to the #1 album in America. This week, Stephen tries to discern the plot of Frozen from its soundtrack, which is currently on its fourth week atop the charts.


An analysis of Philomena, based entirely on the movie poster

February 03, 2014 / by / 15 Comments

In the second installment of the special Oscars Best Picture Nomination edition of “A Film Analysis Based Entirely Upon The Movie Poster,” we visit Philomena, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Here’s what we were able to learn from the film’s poster:


An analysis of her, based entirely on the movie poster

January 29, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Oscars season is fast approaching. With the nominations released, the countdown has begun for when we’ll finally know what a bunch of elderly white men think of the movies that came out last year