Brenda in Adventures in Babysitting as Precursor to Barb in Stranger Things

Considering the thoroughness with which Stranger Things strives to appear as a show directly out of the 80s, it’s not remarkable that the inspiration for Barb in season one might very well stem from another quintessential “gawky, hyper-reactive” archetype from a classic of 80s cinema: Chris Columbus’ directorial debut, Adventures in …

Winona Ryder’s Facial Expressions: An Emotional Color Wheel That Probably Needs to Be Made Into A Poster for Spanish Class

Awards shows are generally pretty banal these days, and we must glom onto the one meme-able moment we can find. At last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Winona Ryder provided that moment and many more with a range of facial expressions that prove exactly why she chose the profession of …

Search Party Unravels the Buildup to a Disappointment That Serves As A Metaphor for Modern Letdowns

It’s that thing that can’t seem to be avoided in any new show these days–that overarching theme: millennial ennui and lack of direction/purpose. While Search Party–named for a literal reason and for that more figurative one about searching for oneself–is about more than just this, it can’t help but bleed …