Frederick Blichert

Film

'The Limey' Did the Revenge Movie Right

Steven Soderbergh’s 20-year-old crime drama is a masterful bit of vengeance cinema, especially when compared to other entries in the genre, like 'Taken.'
Frederick Blichert
3.26.19
movies

'Galaxy Quest' Knew the Power of Fandom Before the Rest of Us Did

The 20-year-old sci-fi/comedy predicted our nostalgia-obsessed media landscape eerily well.
Frederick Blichert
3.12.19
Film

‘Election’ and ‘Dick’ Warned Us Not to Underestimate Young Women in Politics

Both were prescient 20 years ago, but couldn't predict how terrible things would get.
Frederick Blichert
2.20.19
Film

‘First Man’ Is a Powerful Portrait of Masculinity—We Shouldn’t Sleep On It

The not-so-Oscar-worthy film feels more worthy of discussion than ‘Green Book’ or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
Frederick Blichert
1.24.19
Film

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Belongs to Bisexuals—Fight Me

I’m not sure how everyone missed this when it came out in 2015 but the chaotic queer energy that this movie puts out is intoxicating.
Frederick Blichert
1.7.19
Money

Let’s Stop Taking Financial Advice from Boomers in 2019

‘Bad With Money’ author Gaby Dunn on the industries and lifestyles millennials supposedly killed in 2018.
Frederick Blichert
12.27.18
Film

Netflix Went Overboard on Cheap Holiday Movies and You Can Too

If your goal is to turn off your brain and coast into 2019, here’s the unadulterated schmaltz you’re looking for.
Frederick Blichert
12.20.18
tv

HBO’s ‘Succession’ Defined 2018

This show about mediocre rich assholes is one of the most relevant and bingeable series of the year.
Frederick Blichert
12.13.18
Film

This Horror Screenwriter Subverted Every Shitty Sex Work Trope

Before writing Netflix’s ‘Cam,’ former camgirl Isa Mazzei heard many of the film’s chilling lines in real life.
Frederick Blichert
11.13.18
Film

'Jennifer’s Body' Would Kill if It Came Out Today

The horror comedy, once called ‘Twilight for boys’ by Roger Ebert, reads very differently in 2018.
Frederick Blichert
10.23.18
NETFLIX

Ellen Wong Knows Exactly Where Her ‘GLOW’ Fighter Comes From

Behind the stereotypical ‘Fortune Cookie’ costume, there’s a three-dimensional character with Cambodian roots.
Frederick Blichert
6.27.18
Film

What Prestige TV Can Learn from the First 'X-Files' Movie

Twenty years on, we should see more ambitious shows making a jump to the big screen.
Frederick Blichert
6.1.18
0105