What’s the Buzz: Finds of the Week (Happy!, You, Vox Lux, and More!)

Welcome to What’s the Buzz, 25YL’s new feature where members of our staff will be providing you with recommendations on a weekly basis. In our internet age, there is so much out there to think about watching, reading, listening to, etc., that it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, filter out …

My Dinner with Alan offers a compelling discussion of The Sopranos

I had the pleasure of attending the World Premiere of My Dinner with Alan (directed by Kristian Fraga) during The Sopranos film festival at IFC on the evening of January 11, 2019. The film consists of a conversation between critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall located at Holsten’s Diner---the location of the infamous final scene …

What’s the Buzz: Finds of the Week (The Masked Singer, Murakami, and More!)

Welcome to What’s the Buzz, 25YL’s new feature where members of our staff will be providing you with recommendations on a weekly basis. In our internet age, there is so much out there to think about watching, reading, listening to, etc., that it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, filter out …

Choose Stefan’s Adventure! Black Mirror: Bandersnatch puts the viewer in the story

Bandersnatch is an impressive piece of work. As a child, I loved to read Choose Your Own Adventure books. I can’t recall any particular titles I enjoyed, and certainly none of them were as elaborate as the titular book Stefan sets out to base a video game on; they were rather all thin little books …

Favorites: Top Five Episodes of Black Mirror (S1-S4)

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews…you name it, we've got it. "Favorites" takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites---whether it's moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!---in bite-sized articles perfect …

The Romanoffs: The One That Holds Everything

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner concludes with Caemeron Crain and Lindsay Stamhuis’s final roundtable for the eighth episode, “The One That Holds Everything” Authors' Note: This episode features a significant storyline centered on a transgender character both before and after her transition. We have endeavoured to be careful with …