Reviews

On Queer/Feminist Sound & the Digital Archive | Charles Eppley

Over the past several years, there has been a sonic awakening. The study of sound and its effects on knowledge, identity, culture, and history has risen dramatically within both existing academic fields – such as media studies, art history, musicology, philosophy, cultural studies, and the history of technology – as…

Let’s Play: The Shining | Norberto Gomez, Jr.

  The world of popular gaming mirrors the development of Hollywood action films: grandiose attempts at virtuality, holograms, and 3-D fantasies, with non-stop violence, misogyny, and the overuse of traditional, linear narratives and tropes. Even game trailers are difficult to decipher from those of live-action cinema. Yet, as is always…

Going Clear: A Review

Before I even begin, I have to give the “Church” of Scientology some credit. I really do. In the year 2015, with literally billions of people connected to the Internet in SOME way or another, they have managed to retain a surprising amount of followers. And by surprising, I mean…

Interstellar Review, Part Two

(Please note that this is the continuation of a two-part review. You can read part one here. Reiterating what was stated previously, please do not read if you have not yet seen the movie, as this review contains spoilers.) “In his florid sci-fi opera Interstellar,” Vulture’s David Edelstein writes, “Christopher…

Interstellar Review – Part One | Damian Honderas

(This article contains a multitudinous array of spoilers… Consider yourself warned.) I have been told many times that I worship at the altar of Christopher Nolan, and I have an admission to make: Yeah, I basically do. Note that much of my first column was devoted to Nolan’s input and statements he…

You, Me and Her

Fictional works set in the future use technology as the crux of their imagined worlds. From the possible to the farfetched, from the clunky switches and functional grey of classic 1960s Lost in Space to the Apple Store glass and white surfaces of 2013’s Oblivion, these visions form an integral…