Venom, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cheese

Confirmation bias is a hell of a drug. It’s an insanely powerful and persuasive mental phenomenon, which pretty much guarantees that, unless you’re super open-minded, you’re only going to pay attention to things that conform to your already-cemented beliefs about something. This applies to nearly everything we have opinions on, from politics to science, and, as I realized Friday night, to entertainment as well. Specifically, … Continue reading Venom, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cheese

Mandy: We Have Finally Reached Peak Nic Cage, and it’s Beautiful

Spoilers ahead, as well as a colorful assortment of Nicolas Cage images. Nicolas Cage defies explanation. He’s an enigma, an actor whose career is so baffling that it seems almost random. He’s an inherently difficult actor to really discuss, because it’s nearly impossible to decide what angle to approach him from. His career has absolutely no cohesion whatsoever, as he seems to jump from role … Continue reading Mandy: We Have Finally Reached Peak Nic Cage, and it’s Beautiful