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First Person Action: Hardcore Henry’s strange kinship to Video Games and Virtual Reality

A few years ago a Russian indie rock band called Biting Elbows gained worldwide attention when they released a violent and effects-heavy music video with a first person perspective, directed by the band’s frontman Ilya Naishuller. Now Mr. Naishuller has … Continue reading First Person Action: Hardcore Henry’s strange kinship to Video Games and Virtual Reality

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Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

I did not expect to like this movie at all, quite the opposite in fact. When I heard Michael Bay was set to direct a movie about the Benghazi attacks, I was certain it would turn out to be a tasteless exploitation of the tragic events that occurred on September 11. 2012, and this notion was only reinforced when Bay said “it avoids the politics”. So, imagine my surprise when it wasn’t a complete and utter mess.

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