Why Citizen Kane Is An Insult to William Randolph Hearst

Citizen Kane, consistently regarded as one of the best pieces of American cinema ever made, may be intended as an homage to William Randolph Hearst–even though it’s anything but. Hearst, notorious for his ruthless, cutthroat nature, is reduced to a middling, sniveling husk in his Rosebud-obsessed portrayal by Orson Welles. …

Diary of Britney Spears: Pinpointing Signs of a Breakdown

If you’re on the older side of a millennial (forgive me for use of the term), you will undoubtedly remember when a show called Diary was on MTV. Documenting the lives of celebrities from a first person account told through a video diary, Britney Spears’ episode was extremely telling in …

Kangol and Jackie Brown: A Love Story

Jackie Brown, regularly regarded as one of Quentin Tarantino’s least watchable films, is not only the auteur’s most underrated for its narrative, but also notable for its use of all things Kangol. As Tarantino’s first adaptation (from the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard), Jackie Brown had some obvious kinks–mainly in that Tarantino was …