In our latest video essay collaboration with Ringer contributor Adam Nayman, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Friday the 13th by studying the history of movie monsters. From Godzilla to A Quiet Place, there is a deep cinematic tradition of representing societal anxieties as villains and monsters. In this piece, Adam examines a selection of iconic cinematic monsters and their deeper meaning.
Jason, Godzilla, Aliens & More—Exploring the Meaning Behind Cinema’s Great Monsters
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of ‘Friday the 13th,’ Adam Nayman examines a selection of iconic cinematic monsters and their deeper meaning
JJ covers the latest in Mets, Jets, and Giants news, and Art DiCesare and Jason Katz drop in to discuss best bets and fantasy football
Utah’s Good, the 49ers Aren’t Dead, Nobody Believes in Minnesota, and More—With Michael Pina, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak
Bill is first joined by Michael Pina to talk the Jazz’s winning streak, then by Peter Schrager to talk the 49ers, and finally by Benjamin Solak to talk biggest NFL matchups. Later: Bill’s Million-Dollar Picks for Week 14.
Juliet Litman and Jodi Walker discuss the latest in ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’
Plus, Desmond Ridder, the 2022 draft class, Brock Purdy vs. Tom Brady, and more
Steve and Paul also make predictions for who will win the tournament