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Interview: The 100‘s Eliza Taylor Trades Genre for Contemporary Grit in New Film Thumper

One of the things that makes The CW’s The 100 so awesome is the nuanced and finely-calibrated central performance by Eliza Taylor, who plays our favorite bisexual dystopian leader, Clarke Griffin. In the new movie Thumper, Taylor brings that talent to a realistic, contemporary story about the American meth epidemic from the point of view of the underprivileged youth most likely to buy and deal. Thumper, written and directed by

Video Essay Dives Into the Emptiness of Ghost in the Shell’s Homages to the 1995 Film

There’s been a lot written about the problematic casting and approach to 2017’s Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. While the casting itself was the biggest drawback for me, there were other aspects of the film that fell short which, ironically, can be illustrated by closely examining the scenes that most resemble the original film. The Nerdwriter, in a video essay titled “How Not To Adapt A Movie,” looks at