Patrick Marlborough

Film

Watching 'The Lion King,' All I Can Think About Is Extinction and Death

The "circle of life" glosses over environmental destruction and colonialism as viewers ogle the savannah from the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
Patrick Marlborough
7.22.19
Culture

'Animaniacs' Could Help Us Transcend These Dark Times

Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko, tells us how the cult cartoon became "zany to the max."
Patrick Marlborough
11.19.18
Film

Han Solo Was the Coolest Star Wars Character Until 'Solo'

Han was cool and mysterious. Then we got a spinoff that ruined the mystery.
Patrick Marlborough
6.1.18
Film

RIP Bill Gold, the Genius Who Designed All Your Favorite Movie Posters

The iconic artist died at age 97.
Patrick Marlborough
5.24.18
mental health

My Brain Keeps Turning Thoughts into Memories

It makes keeping track of time almost impossible.
Patrick Marlborough
5.7.18
Interviews

Tim Heidecker Is the Satirist America Deserves

The comedic visionary talks Trump, building his own universe, and the audacity of hopelessness.
Patrick Marlborough
1.9.18
entertainment

Actually, Adam Sandler Is a Genius

The perennial fool has fashioned a career out of playing stupid. But is that secretly smart?
Patrick Marlborough
12.1.17
Features

Daniel Johnston Saved My Life

The Texas songwriter's music has guided me through my own small-town anxieties and mental health struggles.
Patrick Marlborough
10.9.17
Film

RIP George Romero, Inventor of the Zombie Movie

The director of the Night of the Living Dead franchise has died at age 77.
Patrick Marlborough
7.17.17
the simpsons

'Homer at the Bat' Is the Best Episode of 'The Simpsons' Ever

It's been 25 years since the episode went to air and the show truly found itself.
Patrick Marlborough
6.2.17
Film

'Silence of the Lambs' Is Still Powerful 26 Years Later

Director Jonathan Demme has passed away aged 73. We look back at the masterpiece he'll be most remembered for.
Patrick Marlborough
4.27.17
comedy

Dave Chapelle's New Standup Is Offensive in All the Wrong Ways

The jokes were mean and lazy. They were something I never thought I'd see: Dave Chappelle punching down.
Patrick Marlborough
3.29.17
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