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Black Widow

Not the game-changer to convince crowds of Marvel's post-Endgame potency, but an at-times surprisingly dark and emotional sendoff for its star.

America: The Motion Picture

In case you’ve ever wanted a radically fictionalized account of American history and a comically romanticized portrayal of our founding fathers — and your school history textbook somehow didn’t do it for you — then boy, do I have a movie for you. AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE. This heavily fantasized and politically unpredictable romp is […]

F9

After eight films of continual escalation and ridiculousness, the stupidity inherent to the Fast & Furious franchise has reached critical mass with its ninth entry.

Odd Trilogies: The Conjuring

  On the latest episode of their podcast, Film Yap contributors Logan Sowash and Andy Carr explore one of the biggest heavyweights in modern horror, the Conjuring franchise. Originally helmed by modern horror mainstay James Wan, the trilogy has been handed of to spinoff La Llorona director Michael Chaves. How does the third film do carrying the […]

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring franchise is an interesting beast. Following the success of his 2010 blockbuster horror hit Insidious, James Wan took the reins of The Conjuring in 2013 and essentially set the new standard for what contemporary mainstream horror would be. A handful of Insidious sequels and a bunch of Conjuring spinoffs later, “the Wan style” of horror is now ubiquitous: creepy kids, recycled jump […]

Odd Trilogies: Taylor Sheridan’s American Frontier Trilogy

On the latest two episodes of their podcast, Film Yap contributors Logan Sowash and Andy Carr sit down to discuss one of the modern American trilogies, by rising-star writer/director Taylor Sheridan: The “American Frontier” Trilogy. This is an unofficial trilogy of Sheridan’s films, lauded by journalists and Internet forums for its commentary, sharp wit, and […]

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Taylor Sheridan is an actor-turned-writer-turned-writer/director who I’ve had my eyes on since his screenwriting came to prominence in 2015 and 2016 with Sicario and Hell or High Water, the latter of which is one of my favorite films of the last two decades. He followed those up with his directorial debut in 2017, Wind River, which was unfairly swept under […]

Odd Trilogies: Mortal Kombat

On the latest two episodes of their podcast, Film Yap contributors Logan Sowash and Andy Carr cover the three-decades-spanning trilogy of Mortal Kombat adaptations. The iconic video game franchise spawned two films in the 90s, to mixed response, which is discussed in Part 1 of this 2-Part trilogy. Then, in March 2021, HBO Max produced […]