Movie Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Inviting the World to a Whole New America

A few years ago, the idea of a Borat sequel releasing days before a major election seemed unthinkable. The first film set itself up for a sequel with that ending, but it’s been years. 2020, however, has hardly been the realm of the expected, and of course, we had Sacha Baron Cohen come back as the titular Kazakh “reporter.”… Read More Movie Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Inviting the World to a Whole New America

Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room

Prison literature as a genre is something that interests me a lot because of the many different ways that it can be classified – memoirs, fiction, exploitation novels, etc. The Mars Room is interesting because it combines the styles and characteristic elements (more on this later) of a variety of prison lit subgenres to create a fantastic yet realistic story about the flaws in our justice system and in society as a whole.… Read More Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room