‘Emergency Room’: Wonderful, Twist Aside
Not everything needs a twist. Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess’s short Emergency Room is so well-executed at its simplest core idea–nurse/doctor isn’t sure how to contribute to life-saving surgery in a tense ER–that it’s worth featuring in spite of an ending that felt alm... [Read More]
‘Emergency Room’: Wonderful, Twist Aside
Not everything needs a twist. Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess’s short Emergency Room is so well-executed at its simplest core idea–nurse/doctor isn’t sure how to contribute to life-saving surgery in a tense ER–that it’s worth featuring in spite of an ending that felt alm... [Read More]
‘Emergency Room’: Wonderful, Twist Aside
Not everything needs a twist. Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess’s short Emergency Room is so well-executed at its simplest core idea–nurse/doctor isn’t sure how to contribute to life-saving surgery in a tense ER–that it’s worth featuring in spite of an ending that felt alm... [Read More]
‘Bjork’: My First Favorite Short of 2018
Welcome back, dear readers. Do you already need a break from the grind? Well, do you? Okay, good. Here’s that break. It’s directed by a visionary Lorelei Ramirez, and written with a beautifully insane Peter Mills Weiss. It’s Bjork and it will probably change everything ab... [Read More]
What’s an ATM Mechanic? You’re in for a Treat
This is the last This Week in Web Videos column. Not forever, but for the year. I’m choosing not to feature a holiday-themed piece. Is that crazy? Yes, and it may not be popular, but Rachel Sennott’s The ATM Mechanic is worth the fallout. After a year that’s been nothing if no... [Read More]
‘Lil’ Alex Jones’: Exactly What It Sounds Like
Cafe’s new series Lil’ Alex Jones features a very young man doing his best Alex Jones impersonation. That’s essentially it. No, sorry, that’s precisely it. Sure, the injustices he’s wailing over are kid-ified but otherwise, everything ... [Read More]
Two Women Creators Have Reminders for Men
Men are undergoing a bit of a renaissance right now. A bad one. The Bad Renaissance, as it shall henceforth be known. Whereas the 14th Century European Renaissance we all know and love is famous for its revival and proliferation of forward-thinking art, literature, and learning… shining ... [Read More]
Two Women Creators Have Reminders for Men
Men are undergoing a bit of a renaissance right now. A bad one. The Bad Renaissance, as it shall henceforth be known. Whereas the 14th Century European Renaissance we all know and love is famous for its revival and proliferation of forward-thinking art, literature, and learning… shining ... [Read More]
New Comic Gets 300k Views in 10 Hours and Deserves Them
There are plenty of overnight YouTube hits that don’t really deserve their flash in the pan. A backflip gone wrong. A toddler saying something close to the word “fuck” over and over again. We watch. We know. We forget. Comedian Brent Pella’s commentary on Spirit Air... [Read More]
New Comic Gets 300k Views in 10 Hours and Deserves Them
There are plenty of overnight YouTube hits that don’t really deserve their flash in the pan. A backflip gone wrong. A toddler saying something close to the word “fuck” over and over again. We watch. We know. We forget. Comedian Brent Pella’s commentary on Spirit Air... [Read More]