Patrick Marlborough

Film

'Mister America' Is Trump's Most Scathing Satire Without Even Mentioning His Name

We spoke to Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington about On Cinema's clairvoyance, lonely white men, and why Judd Apatow's tweets make Tim sad.
Patrick Marlborough
10.25.19
Film

The Relentless Stupidity of 'Invader Zim' Accurately Forecasted Our Hell Timeline

In 2019, when we live in a self-perpetuating, chaotic sketch, the show's hyperbolic parables seem less "random" than they do prescient.
Patrick Marlborough
9.13.19
TV

'Rocko's Modern Life' Nails the Dystopian Roller Coaster of Being Australian in America

The show's portrayal of an anxious Australian protagonist in a world of perverse caricature and logo hysteria is, uh, me.
Patrick Marlborough
8.28.19
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
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