Bearing Witness to Love and Hate in Doctor Who’s “Demons of the Punjab”

Every family has their secrets—and some are too painful to talk about. When Yaz’s grandmother Umbreen gifts Yaz with a shattered watch but won’t tell her anything else about it, there’s just one thing to do—travel back in time. After all, she tells the Doctor, “What’s the point in having a mate with a time …

Lay All Your Love On Me? The Wicker Man, Mamma Mia! and the Soiled Dream of the ’60s

An excursion down the rabbit hole of intertextual analysis when studying cinema may provoke the viewer to reassess and reinterpret popular filmic texts in order to investigate an idea and peer into its thematic voyage through time from one film to another. The comparison of films seemingly at the binary opposite spectrum of theme, genre …

The Romanoffs: Panorama

a man and a woman walk across a street in sunshine

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis's analysis of the sixth episode, "Panorama" If there's one thing that can be said about Matt Weiner's rather sprawling 8-part series, it's this: it certainly doesn't shy away from the realities of the haves vs. the have-nots. We've encountered Romanov/Romanoff …