Essays 

Boys Don’t Cry (Except When They Do)

by Alan Rapp on July 6, 2021

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Pop Culture Detective takes a look at the societal norm of when movies allow allow boys, or men, to cry.

Toy Galaxy looks back at the history of television’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

The Closer Look examines the pillars of what make Batman a great character and why Zack Snyder’s DCEU version of the character is terrible.

How Good Filmmaking Brings a Script to Life

by Alan Rapp on June 1, 2021

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Lessons from the Screenplay examines how good filmmaking brings a script to life in Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

What Makes Dan Harmon Different

by Alan Rapp on May 10, 2021

in Essays 

Wisecrack examines what makes Dan Harmon different in terms of sitcom storytelling.