Topic: We Need to Talk About Kevin

If You Watch Beware the Gonzo, You Can See Jesse McCartney’s Career Tank While Ezra Miller’s Star Rises

If You Watch Beware the Gonzo, You Can See Jesse McCartney's Career Tank While Ezra Miller's Star Rises

There’s kind of a Portrait of Dorian Gray thing going on with the new indie teen movie Beware the Gonzo (in theaters now): Despite being Jesse McCartney‘s first big movie since the 2004 teen drama Summerland, he’s unfortunately pretty bland. Then you have the film’s star Ezra Miller, who is nothing but charismatic (and creepy, but in a good way). More »

Has the School Shooting (As Seen in ‘Beautiful Boy’) Become a Genre in Pop Culture?

Has the School Shooting (As Seen in 'Beautiful Boy') Become a Genre in Pop Culture?

The 1999 Columbine massacre was by no means the first school shooting in the United States, but it has become iconic due to the brutality of the event and how Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were supposedly influenced by violent video games. Now, the “school shooting” has become a TV plotline, a film tragedy, and the subject of multiple songs. With the release of the drama Beautiful Boy — and We Need to Talk About Kevin wowing audiences at Cannes — we look at which details and tropes crop up again and again in pop culture. More »