Category: 2018 Film Essays

In Real Life: ‘Slender Man’ and the Clash of Media

“Just as the internet unleashed the Slenderman, it is culpable in bringing forth another seductive monster who uses this technology to warp minds and sow division…”

Empathy Through Voyeurism: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Review

“Goddard delineates his film from its influences by focusing almost exclusively on character. Rather than a story filled with twists and turns and manipulation of the audience, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ presents each character’s story as a solo vignette, before tying it into the overarching drama.”

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