Tyler Trudeau

Tyler Trudeau is a junior Architecture major from Raleigh, NC, who spends most of his time writing about film and TV, running in 90 degree heat, and bingeing Netflix shows. You can find more of his film criticism and editorials at his personal website below.

rss feed Twitter Google Plus Author's Website

Tyler Trudeau's Latest Posts

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

  Two souls deep in love. A pack of monstrous cultists willed by intoxicated egos. Dreamscapes dripping neon across a scathed mountain topography. The pupils of all eyes dilated by adrenaline, hallucinogens and pure, unwavering rage. Muddled religion collided with the solemn, convicted prayers of a man shattered by loss. This is the peculiar chemical […]

Continue Reading

Legion M President Jeff Annison talks pioneering media company and new project ‘Mandy’

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Legion M President Jeff Annison talks pioneering media company and new project ‘Mandy’

Marking the rise of a fascinating new business model with the potential to change Hollywood forever, entertainment company Legion M has created one of the world’s first fan-owned media platforms. Allowing fans all over the world to invest in a broad slate of film, television and digital content, the company strives to make the audience […]

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Season 2 expands the riveting, self-aware world of Harlem’s hero

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Season 2 expands the riveting, self-aware world of Harlem’s hero

  With the next Marvel/Netflix collaboration rolling out this month in the second season of “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” it was about time I finally checked back into Harlem to give my thoughts on the other small-screen hero to return this summer. As the bulletproof “Hero of Harlem” Luke Cage stepped back into the spotlight, the […]

Continue Reading

Snapping into the New Year with the Gold Rush Outdoor Movie

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Snapping into the New Year with the Gold Rush Outdoor Movie

Easily one of the biggest hits this summer at theaters across the globe, Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” was the obvious choice to headline this year’s Gold Rush Outdoor Movie Night, presented by Campus Activities Board (CAB). For a number of reasons, this jam-packed superhero goliath offered up just the right amount of angst, astonishment and […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

Mild Spoilers for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War” will be discussed. Acting as the first film to follow the drastic events of April’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the second solo outing for Marvel’s minuscule hero soared into theaters this summer. Seeking to pitch a far more light-hearted adventure, the sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man” tossed […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

| August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

With director Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise returning for more nerve-wracking action and phenomenal storytelling, the sixth chapter in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has arrived. Even as its leading man nears his 60’s, and the breath-taking stunts of the series couldn’t possibly get any more intense, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” didn’t pull any punches […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

  “This is a land of wolves now.” The words of Benicio Del Toro’s shadowy operative Alejandro Gillick echoed along the deadly new battleground on which this summer’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” has found itself. The sequel to 2015’s visceral, slow-burning thriller “Sicario,” the violent ambitions of the mysterious contact that once crossed paths […]

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

| July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 9 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. In the penultimate episode of Season 2 of “Westworld,” the central stories of the season finally teased at their mysterious endgames, as the four leading characters sought to uncover their true places outside the fiction they’ve been […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

| June 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

If anything can be said about Hollywood filmmaking today, it would have to be the fact that almost anything can be made into a movie these days. From spur-of-the-moment ideas to stories that have been boiling for decades, with the proper backing, almost anything can make its way to the big screen if it’s sold […]

Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Kiksuya’

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Kiksuya’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 8 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. Perhaps even more compelling and mysterious a group than the inhabitants of Shogun World, the Ghost Nation of Westworld were finally introduced to us this week, as the eighth episode of the season aimed to peek behind […]

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Succession’ – ‘Celebration’

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Succession’ – ‘Celebration’

Spoilers for Season 1, Episode 1 of ‘Succession’ will be discussed.  As far as cut-throat political television dramas go, my reach is somewhat limited to the likes of Netflix’s renowned “House of Cards.” While the former might now be facing a shaky reception as it gears up to enter its final season without the once-profound […]

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Les Écorchés’

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Les Écorchés’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 7 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. Startling revelations came at full force in the latest episode of HBO’s “Westworld,” as the loose ends of Season 1 began to string together. As the unexpected return of Westworld co-founder Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) pitched the […]

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ – ‘First Light’ and ‘Suicide Sprints’

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ – ‘First Light’ and ‘Suicide Sprints’

Spoilers for the first two episodes of Season 1 of ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ will be discussed.  Much like their growing empire across the big screen, with the acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe spawning nearly twenty feature films now, the realm of Marvel Television has steadily come into its own as an ever-expanding collection of bold […]

Continue Reading