The Pierce Brothers give some old tropes a fresh coat of paint in a creepy tale that pits a troubled teen against a child-eating witch.
Ryan Murphy’s latest show for Netflix is a glitzy alternate history that gives power to the marginalized.
Jeff Barnaby’s Indigenous zombie flick is packed with blood, guts, and a machete to the face of colonialism.
Greg Daniels dreams up a perfectly imperfect portrait of a heaven owned by shareholders. Don’t worry; it’s also funny.
The latest Marvel film to date is more than a mid-sized follow up to Avengers: Endgame — it establishes Peter Parker as the beating heart of the new MCU.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s armageddon comedy feels strangely familiar in a world where celebrities are stuck in quarantine like the rest of us.
Newly restored in 4K by Indiecollect and released by Kino Lorber, Nancy Kelly’s 1991 western softly explores racial and gender-based oppression in late-1800s America.
Taika Waititi’s irreverent revamp of the Thor series, Thor: Ragnarok, manages to weave some much-needed criticism of imperialism among the gags.
Mindy Kaling’s new coming-of-age teen dramedy for Netflix is a lovely look at the complexities of adolescent life.
Martha Stephens’ sumptuous queer coming-of-age drama highlights the restrictive pain of societal repression.
Caleb learns the nature of his reality and graduates to the top of the food chain as the season draws to a close.
HBO brings three drag queens to small-town America for a heartwarming, albeit surface-level, primer on queer culture.
The culmination of Marvel’s 11-year gameplan is a cinematic juggling act whose success is an unlikely achievement.
Ryan Coogler’s superhero film not only salvages the colonialist origins of the comic’s imagery, it reclaims them for a Black audience.
The composer of Get Out and Us discusses a return to his classical roots with Cory Finley’s Bad Education.
Alonso Duralde’s monthly column comes to The Spool to discuss the latest indies, classics, TV, and new releases coming to DVD and Blu-ray.
The Nine-Nine gets a new member of the precinct as season 7 comes to a heartwarming close. Does […]
Apple TV+ brings some serious star power to an evocative miniseries about parents suspecting their son of murder.