H. F. Chacon Jr.

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  • 'Napoleon': an okay film filled with historical inaccuracies

    There is a hunger within all people of ambition to become remembered as extraordinary among ordinary circumstances. This hunger is still very real for the modern person. We no longer have foreign lands to conquer and battlefields upon which to die. We have substituted our great conquests with becoming cataloged, hypnotized, deodorized cyborgs strapped to our seats and our screens and forced to scr...

    Pillbox | December 4, 2023
  • 'No Hard Feelings' review

    With the rise of a dividing, algorithmic, and seemingly unavoidable social media, a certain commonality is becoming more noticeable than ever: The ridicule of impressionable young adults, mostly women, for having a libertine lifestyle. I am referring to collecting sexual experiences, partying, and what these critics sum up to be complete, expendable hedonism. It seems to be for a dime a dozen vide...

    Pillbox | November 20, 2023
  • What makes 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (1993) so good?

    Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? For some reason, people always seem to want to box films into categories. An example of this is Henry Selick’s 1993 masterpiece of animation “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” which was re-released in theaters this month, back on the silver screen for its 30th anniversary. This small, independent project is such a wide cultural phenomenon that every Hot...

    Pillbox | November 20, 2023
  • 'Killers of the Flower Moon' Review

    For thousands of years, long before any expeditionaries from the Old World came to The Americas, the scattered and nomadic indigenous peoples conquered the punishing elements of nature from arctic lands as far north as what is now Alaska down to the sunbaked plains of what is now Uruguay. Occasionally, their knowledge and traditions, forgotten and shoved into the annals of history books, surface i...

    Pillbox | November 6, 2023
  • Drake's 'For All The Dogs' album review

    “For All The Dogs” marks the fourth Drake album to be released in the past four years. Putting out albums so frequently, Drake has achieved an iron grip on the modern music industry, which has allowed him to pursue otherwise-unprofitable artistic directions. Whether this has made him a better artist is subjective. What is true is that due to Drake’s image being the largest it's ever been, all publ...

    Pillbox | October 30, 2023