And Now the Scariest Thing of All, Suburbia – The Addams Family

I've always been a fan of The Addams Family, though admittedly I've never read the comic or seen the stage musical. The old TV show, though? Loved it. The 90s movies? Loved them (and harbored a crush on Christina Ricci for a good 20 years). The cartoon series? Loved it. So yeah, I was already predisposed … Continue reading And Now the Scariest Thing of All, Suburbia – The Addams Family

It Like, Um, Kinda, You Know, Isn’t That Good – Eighth Grade

In preparation for Eighth Grade, written and directed by comedian Bo Burnham, my girlfriend and I watched his 2016 special, Make Happy. It was weird, confusing, and utterly brilliant, because he was able to combine stage effects, music, and jokes to send up everything from pop culture to technology to politics to race relations. In particular, there … Continue reading It Like, Um, Kinda, You Know, Isn’t That Good – Eighth Grade