Do you ever watch a modern classic comedy like Bridesmaids or Spy and think to yourself, “This is good, but it could really use some more suspense.” No? Of course you don’t, but thankfully, for the sake of us all, director Paul Feig sure did. Enter the comedic Hitchcockian thriller: A Simple Favor. The basic…
On Saturday, April 28, Washington D.C. hosted the sixth annual Broccoli City Festival. The festival, which took place on the sprawling lot outside of the historic RFK Stadium in Southeast, was started back in 2013 by the Los Angeles-based Broccoli City Organic Lifestyle group with the mission of drawing attention to Earth Day in urban…
In the wake of the the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which ended the lives of 17 people, the student-led March For Our Lives will take to the streets on March 24 to demand that lawmakers enact legislative gun control. The flagship march in D.C. will be joined by…
If I’m being honest, I went into this show with a feeling of skepticism. While the show’s central premise—five gay man helping predominantly straight men become more fashionable—sounds enticing, I couldn’t help but feel a certain level of discomfort. I thought, or more accurately hoped, that as a collective, America had moved past its stereotypical…
In this episode of The 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt discuss—with ample heated argument—No Country for Old Men, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. The film won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture in 2008, and Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor for his role in it as…
In this episode of The 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt discuss Charlie Chaplin’s anti-fascist commentary, The Great Dictator (1940). In it, they talk about the movie’s historical context and share their thoughts on the film’s humor and political messages. At the time of recording, the film was ranked 53 on IMDb’s top 250 list.
In this episode of The 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt take on nuclear nihilism with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The film is ranked number 52 on IMDb’s top 250, and is an essential piece in Kubrick’s canon.
In this episode of The 250, Kayla Hewitt is joined by special guest Max Fredell to discuss Christopher Nolan’s infamous seventh film, Inception. The film is ranked 14th on IMDb’s top 250, and is Nolan’s second highest-ranked work on the list, following The Dark Knight.
In this episode of the 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt discuss The Elephant Man (1980) starring John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, and Anthony Hopkins, and ranked 148 on IMDb’s top 250.