Grayson Lazarus

Grayson is a Cinema Studies/Literature student from SUNY Purchase. He has a passion for watching films and writing criticism.​​

Recent articles

In Appreciation Of: The Lion King (1994)

Reflecting on the legacy of The Lion King (1994) as a masterpiece in animation whilst pondering the status of live-action remakes in the modern era

Review: Midsommar

Ari Aster's sophomore feature Midsommar is formally strong but lacks the narrative / thematic punch to sustain itself over its extended runtime

In Appreciation Of: The Blair Witch Project At 20

A genius marketing ploy put the Blair Witch Project on the map but its revolutionary approach made it a genre classic

Review: Child’s Play (2019)

Not quite a remake yet not a completely original concept, Child's Play (2019) finds itself stuck between nostalgia and new

Review: Ophelia

Despite a fantastic performance by Daisy Ridley and some solid filmmaking, Ophelia drowns in a sea of plot conveniences and lazy writing.

In Appreciation Of: Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery Through the Spider-Verse

Journey through the Spider-verse as we reflect on the Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery and their appearances throughout film, comics, and pop culture

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Review: Midsommar

Ari Aster's sophomore feature Midsommar is formally strong but lacks the narrative / thematic punch to sustain itself over its extended runtime

Review: Yesterday

Yesterday is a missed opportunity wrapped in the accessible and enjoyable wrappings of a standard rom-com.

Review: Close

Close does very little that stands out or makes it particularly memorable wasting a pair of decent performances from its leads

On Family, Humanism and The Films of Ingmar Bergman

Underneath Bergman's cold exterior lies films that demonstrate palpable humanism.

Review: RBG

RBG frames Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a mythical figure but in doing so fails to give an encompassing view on the figure as a whole