Cole's Culture

My musings on all things film, music, and video games.

The Importance of John Wick for the Action Genre

By: Cole Henry With John Wick Chapter 2 coming to theaters this Thursday I feel obligated to break down why the franchise is immensely important for the action genre, and action film-making in general. John Wick (2014) is directed by... Continue Reading →

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Film as a Sociopolitical Statement and its Importance

By: Cole Henry Film, like all art, can be used to present a specific message or theme to its viewing audience. This message can be very overt or subtle in that only the keenest of viewers will comprehend what the... Continue Reading →

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My Top 10 Movies of 2016

By: Cole Henry 2016 was a fantastic year for film making as a whole, and both indie and blockbuster films flourished this year. It was hard to get a list of my favorite movies of the year just down to... Continue Reading →

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Top 10 Songs of 2016

By: Cole Henry 2016 has been a pretty great year for music and here are the 10 songs that stood out to me the most. 10. Call Me Up by HOMESHAKE HOMESHAKE is the musical endeavor of Peter Sagar, ex-Mac... Continue Reading →

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Bone Tomahawk and how it subverts Genres

By: Cole Henry Bushy beards, southern drawls, musings about life and the wilderness, revolvers, rugged men on horseback, the damsel in distress, and the hero hell bent on saving her. Those are tropes of the western genre, and S. Craig... Continue Reading →

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On the Waterfront: Why it is a Perfect Film

By: Cole Henry American cinema, for over a hundred years, has become home to some of the finest masterpieces in the world of film, and none of them are as absolute and well deserved as Elia Kazan's 1954 masterpiece, On... Continue Reading →

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A Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

By: Cole Henry It is storming incredibly hard outside, thunder and lightning break through the sky, rain taps at the window, and there is a young boy staring at an old CRT TV in his room with the biggest smile... Continue Reading →

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The Sword of Doom Review

By: Cole Henry This is one of the best samurai films I have ever seen, hands down. It exists in a morally gray territory where the main character is devoid of compassion, and teeters on insanity. The film is rather... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Violence in Film

By Cole Henry Violence in film is a tense subject these days thanks to the turbulent times that our world is in. Arguments are made daily as to why violence should be lessened in film, censored, and even banned all... Continue Reading →

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