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The Best Films of 2014 - Part 3: #30 - #21 showcases assasins, comedies, Muppets, and more

The Best Films of 2014 - Part 2: #20 - #11 features vampires, dragons, sci-fi and spies

The Top 10 Films of 2014 - Darkness, Ecstasy, Existentialism and Drumming for the year’s best

Belated thoughts on the thrilling, terrifying pathology of Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler"

Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" sends the trilogy out on a rousing high note

Belated thoughts on the existential majesty of Alejandro Iñárritu’s "Birdman (or, the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Review Round-up: Snowden film "Citizenfour" and Ebert tribute "Life Itself" offer an informative contrast in documentary filmmaking

Review: Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley elevate mediocre "The Imitation Game"

Review: Reese Witherspoon stuns in Jean-Marc Vallée's poignant "Wild"

Review Round-up: Thoughts on the chilly "Foxcatcher" and exhilarating "Whiplash"

Review: "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" is a challenging, euphoric achievement for Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli

"Seeing With Eyes Unclouded: Representations of Creativity in the Works of Hayao Miyazaki" - my undergraduate thesis project is available online now!

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #102 - Persona Q, Far Cry 4, Star Wars VII Teaser, November's broken video games & so much more!

Starz Denver Film Festival 37 Final Report - "Blind" and "Clouds of Sils Maria" offer an intriguing qualitative contrast for the last day of the festival

SDFF 37 Review: The Zellner Brothers craft a singular, fascinating yarn in "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter"

SDFF 37 Review: Marion Cotillard gives a powerhouse performance in the Dardenne Brothers’ compelling “Two Days, One Night”

Review: "Big Hero 6" makes something special out of a conventional superhero tale

SDFF37 Review: Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence" is a devastating, transcendent piece of documentary filmmaking

Starz Denver Film Festival 37 Report #2 – "Tu Dors Nicole," "Mr. Kaplan," and a special screening of “Do the Right Thing" offer another compelling lineup

Starz Denver Film Festival 37 Report #1 – “1001 Grams,” “The Tribe,” & “The Midnight Swim” make for a great first day

Plans for covering the 37th Starz Denver Film Festival

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #101 - Doctor Who Series 8 Finale Review & Retrospective

Review: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones shine in James Marsh's lovely "The Theory of Everything"

Exploring the transcendent vision of Christopher Nolan’s "Interstellar"

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #100 - The Top 100 Stuff, Video Game Reviews, & Doctor Who S8E6-9

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #99 - Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Thoughts & Doctor Who S8E5 Review

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #98 - Reviewing Bungie's "Destiny" and Doctor Who S8E4

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #97 - Velocity 2X, Minecraft PS4, & Doctor Who S8E3

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #96 - Video Game News, DC Shenanigans, & Doctor Who S8E2

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #95 - Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Review & Discussion

The Last of Us Remastered: Portraits - Part Three: Environment

The Last of Us Remastered: Portraits - Part Two: Action

The Last of Us Remastered: Portraits - Part One: Moments

The Weekly Stuff Podcast # 94 - Revisiting Classic Doctor Who Introduction Stories

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #93 - Guardians of the Galaxy, Robin Williams, Gamescom & More

Essay Day - "Spaces of Transgression in Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff and Takeshi Kitano’s Sonatine"

Review: "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie" is a hilarious and heartwarming love letter to the fans

Essay Day – "Aggression and the Modern Pathology in Polanski’s 'Knife in the Water' and Kieslowski’s 'A Short Film About Killing'"

Essay Day - "Hana-bi, Battle Royale, and a Theory of Transgressive Transcendence"

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #92 - Destiny Beta Chat and Miscellaneous Movie & Gaming News

Essay Day - "From Book to Cinema: Adaptation and the Construction of Film Noir in The Postman Always Rings Twice"

TV Review: "24: Live Another Day" caps a very good season with a genuinely great finale

Review: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is devastating and awe-inspiring

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #91 - 2014 Year-to-date Review

Essay Day – "Bob Dylan, Dont Look Back, and the Reflexivity of Direction"

Essay Day - "Suffering and Transcendence in Federico Fellini’s La Strada and The Dardenne Brothers’ L’Enfant"

Essay Day - “Maya Deren in 3D! Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, and Cinematic Visions from the Beyond”

UPDATE: The Weekly Stuff Podcast #90 - Destiny 1st-Look Alpha Reactions & E3 Wrap-up

Essay Day - “Realism and Character Study in Agnes Varda’s 'Cléo From 5 to 7'”

TV Review: FX's "Fargo" wraps up a triumphant, provocative, wildly entertaining series

Review: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is a sweeping, stunning fantasy sequel

Review: "22 Jump Street" does the impossible once again

Essay Day - "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan: Documentary Not?"

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #89 - Talking Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo & More at E3

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #88 - X-Men, Watch Dogs, Mario Kart 8, & More

Essay Day - "Bond on Bond: Quantum of Solace and the Illusive Case of the Bondian Ideal"

Essay Day - "Fire Trails on Silver Nights: Representing Wonder and Balance in Three Works by Luis Buñuel, Bruce Springsteen & Steven Millhauser"

"Mad Men" Season Finale Review: "Waterloo" (Season 7 Episode 7) - "The best things in life are free..."

"Mad Men" Review: "The Strategy" (Season 7 Episode 6) - "Did you park your white horse outside?"

Review: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" brings greatness to an erratic franchise

The Weekly Stuff #87 - Reviewing "Persona 3 The Movie: #1 - Spring of Birth"

The Weekly Stuff #86 - Discussing Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" Reboot

A second look at "Godzilla" dives deeper into the plot, characters, and criticisms

Review: Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" is miraculous and awe-inspiring

Essay Day - "Louis Malle’s 'Damage,' Lars von Trier’s 'Melancholia,' and the Circularity of Transgressive Energy"

The Weekly Stuff #85 - Taking down the atrocious 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

"Mad Men" Review: "The Runaways" (Season 7 Episode 5) - “Stop humming! You’re not happy!”

Review: Ishiro Honda's original "Godzilla" powerfully endures, 60 years later

Essay Day - "Absolute Contingencies: The Double Life of Veronique, Under the Skin, Proteus, and the Wonder of Internalizing Art"

"Mad Men" Review: "The Monolith" (Season 7 Episode 4) - "They're trying to erase us! But they can't erase this couch!"

Review: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is a massively incompetent, utterly soulless disappointment

The Weekly Stuff #84 - Our Top 10 Favorite Superhero Films of All Time!

Essay Day - "Heart of the Tramp: Charlie Chaplin’s Ethic of Dignity"

"Mad Men" Review: "Field Trip" (Season 7 Episode 3) - "Eat your candy!"

Announcing “Essay Day,” a new (scholarly!) weekly series at Fade to Lack

"Mad Men" Review: "A Day's Work" (Season 7 Episode 2) - "The most tedious wireless program I've ever heard..."

Review: Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" is a haunting, unforgettable masterpiece

The Weekly Stuff #83 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review & Discussion

"Mad Men" Season Premiere Review: "Time Zones" (Season 7 Episode 1) - "This is the beginning of something..."

Review: "The Raid 2" is brutal, fascinating, ambitious, and exhilarating

Review: Belated thoughts on the wacky, wonderful "Muppets Most Wanted"

Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a stirring new high for Marvel Studios

The Weekly Stuff #82 - Marvel Movie Retrospective & One-Shot Reviews

Review: Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" beautifully, provocatively probes the paradoxes of faith

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #81 - Infamous: Second Son Review & Discussion

Review: Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" is thoughtful, provocative, & frustrating

The Weekly Stuff #80 - Sony News, Dark Souls II, Wii U Stories, & More!

Review: Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is an emotionally and intellectually resonant delight

The Weekly Stuff #79 - Wii U Set-Up Saga & Miscellanea Spectacular!

Thoughts on the 86th Academy Award Winners, and one final, emotional defense of Gravity

Jonathan Lack's complete 86th Academy Awards Predictions

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #78 - The Last of Us: Left Behind Review, Superhero Movie News, & More

Review: “The Lego Movie” is commercialism at its most infectiously creative

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #77 - Sherlock Series 3, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & More!

Remembering the late, impossibly great Philip Seymour Hoffman

WGTC Radio continues as "The Weekly Stuff Podcast" - Episode #76: 2014 Year in Preview!

2013 Denver Film Critics Society Award Winners Announced - "Gravity" Takes Top Prize

Announcing my departure from We Got This Covered, and looking toward the future at

2013 Denver Film Critics Society Awards Nominations Announced