On Creed, Sylvester Stallone and Why Now is the Time to Make “Poe”

This Thanksgiving, Sylvester Stallone returned in Ryan Cooger's Creed to play the iconic palooka Rocky Balboa for the seventh time. Standing easily as one of the greatest performances of his career (it's hard to top the original Rocky), the film beautifully bookends the man's work up to this point. Even better, it opens up new,…Read more On Creed, Sylvester Stallone and Why Now is the Time to Make “Poe”

The Humbling of an Icon: On Maggie and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Paternalistic, Post-Political Career

One of the most interesting moments in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s long, explosive career occurs during the first third of the zombie movie Maggie, which was released a couple of months ago and was quickly forgotten about. In the scene, Arnold’s character Wade (a farmer and father to the film’s titular character) has traveled to a neighboring…Read more The Humbling of an Icon: On Maggie and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Paternalistic, Post-Political Career