Why Black Narcissus is a Haunted House Movie

Nuns sit for dinner at a cross-shaped table.

|Sophie Durbin| In the typical haunted house movie, the protagonist and their loved ones move into a house and stay put despite the fact that it has a million red flags (creepy caretaker, suspicious sounds at night, blood oozing from the elevators…). By the time the entire social order of the film collapses… Continue reading

Make It So: A Journey in Overthinking ‘A Matter of Life and Death’

Peter Carter and Conductor 71 sit on a giant staircase ascending to Heaven.

|Lucas Hardwick| Star Trek: The Next Generation ended its seventh and final season in May of 1994. The Emmy Award-winning series ran for 178 episodes and was one of, if not the most successful first-run syndication television show of all time. Thanks to its nightly 9 p.m. time slot… Continue reading