Cole Schubert

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  • Overdose: Constituents of the Flies

    On a summer night, deep in the heart of 2020, I put my email into a half-baked website that might as well have spam bombed me. This is the beginning of August, to be exact. The U.S. had just passed 170,000 deaths from COVID, Kamala Harris had just been announced as Biden’s running mate, protests continued, and cable news saw explosive growth. Still, Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV+ (a horrific...

    Pillbox | March 28, 2022
  • Mysterious Skin - another alien movie

    Content Warning: The following review contains discussions of sexual violence and exploitation.

    Pillbox | February 14, 2022
  • 'The Blue Bird' or: How Shirley Temple became the ambassador to Czechoslovakia

    In 1939, former soldier, steelworker, and boxer Darryl F. Zanuck realized that what people really wanted to watch were children's fantasy adventure movies. This thought was based entirely on the success of "The Wizard Of Oz," which was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) the year prior. Zanuck, who was allegedly barely literate, had ruled over studio giant 20th Century Fox for five years when he...

    Pillbox | February 7, 2022