Category: Screen

Villains Never Deserve It

What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]

Saving the World with Doom Patrol

“I don’t know what I should have done. I never had to save the world before.” ~ Rita Farr Somewhere in west central Ohio, Black drag diva Maura Lee Karupt (Alan Mingo, Jr.) confronts a man, maybe the Man. He is there to enforce normalcy. He considers anyone […]

Epically Epic: Sikandar (1941)

  It’s not terribly high in historical accuracy, but Sikandar is wonderful to behold and thoroughly thought-provoking about empire and political virtue from pre-Independence India. Sikandar manages to be completely entertaining while still indulging in lesson-dispensing from Aristotle, who as the film opens is in Persia with Sikandar […]