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Scratch Cinema Podcast Always in Atlanta: From Ozark to Baby Driver

In this episode, we discuss some of the various shows and movies that are shot in Atlanta which is now officially under a shelter in place order. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We hope...

I Am Not Okay With This: A Familiar Exploration of Teenage Rage, Grief and Desire

Beginning your television series with a shot of a teenage girl running through the streets, wide eyed and covered in blood, is definitely going to get you some Carrie (1976) comparisons. When the trailer was released a week ahead of the show...

The Platform; thoughts

As the whole world slowly self-isolates, more and more of us turn to our streaming services for a way to pass the time. Some look for hopeful, positive films to lift with their mood. As for the others, consider giving The Platform...

Scratch Cinema Podcast Watching Pandemic Movies While In The Epicenter of One

Another week, and another episode of the podcast. Give it a listen here. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1JV6kwCoF1YerFGj6OsOf3

Westworld (1973); thoughts

Before Westworld became known as HBO’s latest critically-acclaimed and highly-successful show, Westworld was an ambitious 70’s gem of a genre blend between the wild west and the futuristic fiction.  Enter a world where the Delos company revolutionized vacation. Instead...

Blood On Her Name: Guilt, Grief and the Road To Redemption

Blood on Her Name begins immediately after a catalyst: There’s a body of a man on the ground - his head bludgeoned as he bleeds to death, and a disheveled woman standing over him. This woman, Leigh (Bethany Anne Lind) has just...

Decade Definitive: Films that Capture the Essence of the 2010s

The 2010s were an exceptionally eccentric time for the medium of film. In it, we saw the masterworks of classic directors, as well as the talents of upcoming auteurs. Though parts of the decade appeared to be on nostalgia highs, many films...

Buffaloed: Dreams, Debt-Collecting, & Delusions

Set amongst the city where trademark wings are ravished upon, sauces are swiped off the faces of sports-obsessed men, and over-enthusiastic shouts are targeted at the TV as the all-American football team Buffalo Bills play on-screen, Buffaloed takes place in, you...

Life Is But a Dream: The American Dream as Portrayed in A Streetcar Named Desire

The American Dream, the idea that anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps by taking things into their own hands to become successful and self-sufficient, is sought after by many and attained by few. Tennessee Williams explores the nightmare within the...

Death Proof: Tarantino’s Most Underrated and Feminist Film

Almost 13 years after its release, and it being the only Quentin Tarantino film I hadn't seen, I finally watched Death Proof.