Hayden Cornmell

Sometimes knows what he's talking about.
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The Absurdist Rhythms of ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie’

By Hayden Cornmell 

Looking back at the insane adventure that first brought the animated sponge to the big screen.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is Teaching Us to Hope Again

By Hayden Cornmell 

In its second season, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has a new lease on life.

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‘War of the Worlds’ and Spielberg’s Mastery of Tension

By Hayden Cornmell 

A breakdown of one of Spielberg’s most exhilarating sequences, and why it deserves to be considered one of his best.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Puts Sony Back on Track

By Hayden Cornmell 

After years of web shooting in the dark, Sony has finally nailed their approach to a Spidey cinematic universe.

Blue Valentine

‘Blue Valentine’ and the Inevitability of Toxic Relationships

By Hayden Cornmell 

How the film’s final scene is both devastating and inevitable.


A Beginner’s Guide to Dogme 95

By Hayden Cornmell 

Bold invention or direct to video junk? We offer a guide to one of Denmark’s biggest film exports.

A Ghost Story

Death and Beyond: ‘A Ghost Story’ and ‘Enter the Void’

By Hayden Cornmell 

Exploring the afterlife in the work of David Lowery and Gaspar Noé.

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‘Daredevil’ and the Diminishing Returns of Netflix’s Binging Model

By Hayden Cornmell 

Will Netflix’s current tactics affect the future of the Marvel show?

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The Wonderfully Complicated Characters of ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

By Hayden Cornmell 

‘Star Trek’ has always tackled complex issues, but ‘Deep Space Nine’ did so in the most personal way.