On-Screen, Off-Screen: Spielberg’s Gateway

Steven Spielberg poses with E.T.

“On-Screen, Off-Screen” is our monthly film series created to showcase a more personal retrospective about some of our favourite filmmakers. Each month, one 25YL staffer will choose one of their own favourite filmmakers—be it a director or performer or writer or composer or production designer, etc—and will analyse what it is about their on-screen work …

A (New) Case for Critters: Shout! Factory’s Critter’s Blu-ray Box Set

Shout! Factory's Critters box set

My coverage of Shout! Factory's box set appears at the bottom of this write-up. This piece works through the Critters franchise releases in chronological order. It is organized for you to look to those specific headings that interest you following the introduction. Please enjoy this revisit of the little-discussed franchise, which we believe will have …

Favorites: Crazy Things Lynch Added to Dune

Dune directed by David Lynch

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 …

Who Are You, Really? And Who Do You Want To Be? – Coherence (2013)

It's a classic horror movie trope: a group of friends/family members/co-workers/etc. gather for dinner/games night/vacation/etc and over the course of the night/weekend/winter/etc, some outside force beyond their ken terrorizes them. As the suspense and tension mounts, decisions are made, lives are upended, and our darkest fears become reality. It's what underpins everything from House on Haunted …