Tag Archives: thriller

Supercontext: The Wicker Tree

Writer/director Robin Hardy describes The Wicker Tree as a companion piece to 1973’s The Wicker Man. We dig into just how this film got made. Was it a spiteful response to the American remake? Or a continuation for a deeper purpose?

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Supercontext: Sicario

Sicario is a 2015 action/thriller about the difference between the drug war and the “War on Drugs.” We look at its complex themes and try to understand arguments about its portrayal of a strong female character, as well as life on the other side of the border. 

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Supercontext: Laird Barron’s Swift To Chase

One of the best horror writers of our time is experimenting with genre and structure in his new “mosaic novel” collection of stories. How does Laird Barron bring together Alaska, dogs, cosmic horror and inevitable death to make a new kind of literature?

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Supercontext: Hannibal

Looking back on the television series HANNIBAL, we’re enamored with its attention to detail. But how did this gruesome slash fiction make its way to network television? Charlie thinks it’s because this is a “wet” show. Christian thinks it’s Bryan Fuller performing a miracle.

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