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  • Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

    Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

    ★★

    Decided it was time to give Netflix docs another chance after loving The Last Dance, but this ain't it chief.

    I actually have a theory about this one: they first made it as a normal movie but once completed realized it didn't cut the mustard. They can get away with a lot the everyone will forget it a week after seeing it, but we can hype it up to the point where enough people will see it to make it…

  • Häxan

    Häxan

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been diving into more silent-era horror movies lately, and it’s been a fascinating journey. Horror is a genre with an endless capacity for imagination, and can also tell us a lot about the fears and norms of the society that produced it. Häxan certainly checks those boxes while diving into macabre content. Nevertheless, I’ve seen debates abound over its genre. The film is part documentary, part horror movie – the recreation of witchcraft and punishment veers into theatrical territory…

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