Human Echoes Rundown: Arrival

The following post contains SPOILERS for Arrival. You have been warned. At one point in Arrival Dr. Louise Banks, forced to defend her value as a linguist to the military commander in charge of contact with anĀ alien ship that has touched down in Montana, tells him a story about the first white men in Australia,…

Human Echoes Rundown: Under the Shadow

There’s a moment, about an hour into Under the Shadow, where an Iranian woman stumbles back into her haunted apartment, catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror, and jumps with fear; she’s wearing a hijab, as mandated by the Iranian authorities, and the image of her own shrouded head in the mirror, so alien…

Human Echoes Rundown: Blair Witch (2016)

You can probably figure out if you’re going to like Blair Witch based on nothing more than the shift in its score on Rotten Tomatoes. Up until about a week before release the surprise sequel to the 1999 surprise blockbuster was sitting at a perfect 100% positive rating. This was when the only people reviewing…