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BA in Film from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. MA in English from the University of Sheffield. All-around fun guy who wants to make the world a better, and more interesting, place.

BATMAN RETURNS: The Birth Of Villain Overload

Zac Hestand takes a look back at the comic movie classic Batman Returns and how its overload of villains spawned an industry standard.

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Faulknerian Elements In MUDBOUND

Zac Hestand explores how Dee Rees' Mudbound excels as a contemporary successor to the classic work of William Faulkner.

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The Beginner's Guide: Coming-of-Age

The Coming-of-Age film typically follows the story of confused, lonely and lost teens searching for their own identity as they weave their way through

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Screenplays With Unconventional Connections

The screenplays of A History of Violence and Rambo: First Blood share similarities in their stories, such as centering on violent men who are

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The Successes And Failures In Adapting I AM LEGEND

Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend has been adapted to the screen three times- but have any of the cinematic adaptations effectively translated

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Are All Sequels Created Equal? Six Levels Of Sequel Hell

From box office cash-ins to long gestating labors of love, there are several different types of sequels. Zac Hestand explores which formulas make sequels

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Actor's Profile: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier paved the way for African American actors with a string of critically lauded roles in the late fifties and sixties. Here are

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FALLING DOWN's Mental Breakdown Structured As Video Game Levels

How is Joel Schumacher's 1993 film Falling Down structured like a video game? Zac Hestand gives us his breakdown.

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GREMLINS: Christmas Gifts Gone Awry

Gremlins, an '80s holiday classic, comes mainly from two influences: old-fashioned sci-fi/horror and the Looney Tunes.

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The Santa Clause: Holiday Movies At Their Worst

The Santa Clause isn't the festive classic you remember - it's a soulless comedy that doesn't even understand the meaning of Christmas.

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