Snow Day: A Morality Play for Y2K

Revisiting "Snow Day" in 2017 is illuminating, if a bit disappointing. Grind up your average family-friendly teen romance, season it with unsustainable 90s largesse and stuff it into commercial-grade casing, and you get this wonderfully escapist moralizing tale that says a lot more about the past than the future.

By Prairie Kid, ago
Cinema in Review

Cinema in Review | “The Hateful Eight” Isn’t the Michael Jackson Song It Wants to Be

At this point in Tarantino’s career, it’s useless to talk about his films in terms of “are they racist?” or “are they too violent?” “Sort of” is the answer in either case, because there will always be something inherently skeevy about a white-as-Adidas film geek who peppers his scripts with the n-word, no matter how thematically justified, poetically pronounced, or Sam Jackson-approved their use is, and the same goes for the extreme comic violence.

By Yvonne Danielle, ago