Mike Thorn wrote a long article on Larry Clark’s Bully and Tim Blake Nelson’s O for In Review Online. Subscribe to their Patreon to read the full piece.
Mike Thorn reviews Avatar: The Way of Water for In Review Online
“If The Way of Water is a crucial work of tech Romanticism, then another of its richest central dissonances is that between past and future: it imagines a world that stands a chance against modernity’s most brutal and oppressive machinations, thus situating itself in the past, but it also uses its genre modality to speculate a future that exceeds postmodernity’s politically flattening failures.”
Dissolved Boundaries: Kathe Koja and Mike Thorn in Cinematic Dialogue
To celebrate the release of Dark Factory, Mike Thorn and Kathe Koja sat down to discuss cinema, literature, the creative process and more.
Mike Thorn Reviews THE SADNESS and MIDNIGHT for In Review Online’s Coverage of Fantasia Fest 2021
Today on In Review Online: Mike Thorn on Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance
“Given its distilled concentration of elements, its fierce reworking of pop sensibility, and its placement within the band’s trajectory, Screaming for Vengeance feels something like metal’s answer to Pet Sounds.”
Less Human Than Human: A Decade of Rob Zombie
I wrote about Rob Zombie’s 2010s cinematic output for In Review Online. I discuss problems of solipsism in contemporary genre scholarship, Zombie as renegade anti-humanist, and more.