Disney’s Endgame: Corporate Stockholm Syndrome in the Age of the Mega-Franchise
While we crave traditional components like complexity, spectacle, and closure, we experience those things only as an endless flow of branded content.
“The Last Jedi”: Saving Star Wars from Itself
By connecting female representation to values that challenge toxic masculinity, "The Last Jedi" supplants the franchise’s hero worship with compassion.
The Politics of the Planet of the Apes
By drawing on SF tropes and the legacy of a genre classic, the new "Apes" trilogy ambitiously reflects the crisis of the left in this age of impotence.
In Memoriam: Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher's fans, friends, and colleagues remember the author of "Capitalist Realism" and "The Weird and the Eerie."
Politicizing Star Wars: Anti-Fascism vs. Nostalgia in “Rogue One”
Dan Hassler-Forest on the latest Star Wars film.