Frederick Blichert

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 queer energy that this movie puts out is intoxicating.
Frederick Blichert
1.7.19
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' Was the Most Realistic TV Show of 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

Screenwriter Isa Mazzei Subverted Every Shitty Sex Work Trope for 'Cam'

Before venturing into horror, the former camgirl 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

Ten years later, it's worth considering that some themes in this horror comedy would form a winning formula in the #MeToo era.
Frederick Blichert
10.23.18
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
Film

This Filmmaker Wants Us to Take Flat Earthers Seriously

Conspiracist respecter and 'Behind the Curve' creator Daniel J. Clark makes a case for empathy instead of ridicule.
Frederick Blichert
4.26.18
entertainment

The Rise of the Straight-to-Netflix Hot Mess Movie

'Bright' and 'The Cloverfield Paradox' have survived—nay, thrived on—bad reviews in ways that weren't possible a few years ago.
Frederick Blichert
2.9.18
Culture

There Are People Who Seriously Practice the Jedi Religion

Real-world Jedi have found a community and guiding (ahem) force in pop-culture entertainment.
Frederick Blichert
1.2.18
Film

Why I Risked My Life Making a Movie in Afghanistan

Tarique Qayumi had to shoot ‘Black Kite’ covertly to avoid attracting unwanted attention from the Taliban.
Tarique Qayumi
11.30.17
Film

The Best Punisher Movie Was the One Nobody Watched

Netflix's 'The Punisher' has more to live up to than you might think.
Frederick Blichert
11.1.17
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