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Dear readers: It saddens me to report that the five year journey of The Stake is at an end. We are shuttering in three weeks. The Stake was much more successful than I ever dreamed it would be when I had the idea to run an MSP-based, national interest pop culture website. Much of that […]
A social horror movie for the moment.
This teaser trailer for Assassination Nation, a thriller from Sam Levinson, writer/director of HBO’s Wizard of Lies, is genius. The film features a line-up of important young artists, 2 of which are Hari Nef, one of the best parts of Transparent Season 2, and Suki Waterhous the kickass star of the gloriously bizarre postapocalyptic feminist film The Bad Batch. Levinson’s film appears […]
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the sequel to the 2015 massive commercial success, Jurassic World. Overall, it is the fifth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise which has been a highly successful franchise. Its plot generally revolves around the same tropes the other films have carried (maybe with the exception of #3). Dinosaurs are here. […]
Paul Schrader looks forward and backward in his powerful new picture.
Not every queer movie is about coming out.
Go forth and be moved.
The setup for Ghost Stories is this: a rationalist skeptic and ghost-debunking TV show host named Professor Goodman (Andy Nyman) is given three paranormal incidents to investigate, under the premise that these three events are so un-debunkable that Professor Goodman will be forced to give up his materialist worldview and accept that the spiritual/paranormal world is real. So […]
The first expulsions since the Academy adopted their new code of conduct.