What “Free State of Jones” Meant To Say”

What “Free State of Jones” Meant To Say”


When I put in for a review copy of Free State of Jones, I thought I’d end up just writing a standard review of Gary Ross’ film about the Southern Unionist and freedom fighter Newton Knight. I was completely 100% wrong, thus proving that I am a big dummy. Instead, I wrote about the terrible, horrible, … Continue reading

Review: Goat, 2016, dir. Andrew Neel

Review: Goat, 2016, dir. Andrew Neel


I can picture a cut of Goat that leaves out the extraneous stuff, the stuff that has net zero impact on the plot, and I can also picture that cut of Goat being much, much better than the cut we got. Oh well. The cut we got is still pretty solid, excess material aside. Goat, by the way, … Continue reading

Review: Demon, 2016, dir. Marcin Wrona

Review: Demon, 2016, dir. Marcin Wrona


It’s an immense tragedy that Marcin Wrona, the brilliant filmmaker responsible for creating Demon, committed suicide around this time in 2015 after showing the picture in Gdynia (and also showing at TIFF); it’s a powerful work, the work of a master in the making, and the third contestant in a three-way-tie for “best horror film of … Continue reading

“In the Beginning, There Was TV”

“In the Beginning, There Was TV”


We all get nostalgic sometimes. When we do, things like the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things happen. Also: This big ol’ joint feature by all of us TV types at Paste Magazine, in which we each wax poetic about our bygone days of TV watching and talk about our favorite TV memories. Those of you who know … Continue reading