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By Murjani Rawls, July 7, 2020 0 Reviews

Ask yourself this question. What would you do if you could change identities seemingly on the fly? Would you use it as a temporary escape and could you do it knowing that you are upending someone else’s life entirely? These… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, July 3, 2020 0 Reviews

The J.G. Dillard directed and Jordan Peele written ‘Downtime’ is a central narrative-based sprint. In most of the first season of the revived CBS iteration, many of the episodes offered a critique on current events. Every once in a while,… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, July 3, 2020 0 Reviews

Due to the ongoing pandemic, let’s just say human interaction is altered for the time being. Handshakes and hugs have been substituted for Zoom meetings and Netflix watch parties. Who knows how long will it go? As much as we… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, June 19, 2020 0 Editorials

The Twilight Zone has built clever and thought-provoking critiques of society since it’s inception. Who could even forget the classic episode, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street?“ Aliens manipulated a simple thing such as a small town’s power supply… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, May 25, 2020 0 Reviews

1954’s suspense-thriller Rear Window and the 2007 remake, Disturbia both taught us to be extra cautious of the neighbor next door. Now add a supernatural witch who seemingly has an endless amount of powers into the mix. The Wretched, directed… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, March 4, 2020 0 Reviews

I remember the first time viewing the 1933 version of director James Whale’s The Invisible Man which was an adaptation of H.G. Wells novel for the first time. Particularly, the scene where Claude Reigns unveils being invisible for the first time… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, February 21, 2020 0 Reviews

Being within a confined space can be a terrifying experience for some. The best examples of this in previous horror movies are 1980’s The Shining (oddly enough, in an enclosed, snowy setting) and 2005’s The Descent. Characters come face to… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, October 2, 2019 0 Columns, Reviews

‘Joker’ is punishing, daring, and unforgiven. Coupled with an outstanding performance by Joaquin Phoenix, the movie takes a look at the human condition.

By Murjani Rawls, October 17, 2018 0

There are some stories that keep on enduring throughout decades. Some themes that are transferable through each generation. In a… Read More »

By Murjani Rawls, October 16, 2018 0

The overall tonal theme of the DC Universe has been a reference of contention throughout the years- even to the… Read More »