Community – “Biology 101”

Community – “Biology 101” Community might just be my favorite sitcom on television right now. First, and most importantly, it’s hilarious. It also experiments with genre and style. How many other sitcoms have episodes that were spaghetti westerns, fantasy epics, or Claymation Christmas specials? At the heart of it though, it’s about the characters. You … Continue reading

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas (1974) — So Halloween is often credited with establishing the aesthetic of the slasher genre (though some argue that the genre itself goes back to Psycho in 1960).  Black Christmas came out in 1974, a full four years before John Carpenter “invented” the modern slasher movie.  Bob Clark (who later directed A Christmas … Continue reading

Moon (2009)

Moon (2009) — Sam Rockwell is fucking great in this movie even if a couple things are very predictable.  The worst thing I can say is that maybe it felt like a really good Twilight Zone episode more than a movie.  But The Twilight Zone rules, so that’s hardly an insult.  Oh and there is … Continue reading