Chrishaun Baker

Chrishaun Baker is a freelance critic, essayist, and screenwriter with an affinity for comic books, horror movies, post-punk and rap music. He spends a mind-numbing amount of time playing video games and his favorite movie of all-time is David Cronenberg's Videodrome.

Chrishaun is a Film and Television alumni at Western Carolina University, and his writing can be seen all over the web but most notably with the fantastic crew at Film-Cred.

Cult Week

10 years ago, Joaquin Phoenix made the most realistic cult thriller ever

“If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world.”

Retrospective

30 years ago, David Lynch’s biggest flop ever redefined the crime thriller movie

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me rewound the clock on television's most iconic small town.

Retrospective

34 years ago, 'Batman' redefined death in comics

Mean-spirited, cruel, and controversial, ‘A Death in the Family’ forever pushed the envelope of comic book storytelling, for better or worse.

Scarlet Swashbuckler

Daredevil: Born Again could give Kingpin a shocking new role ripped right from the comics

If Marvel is looking for inspiration for its Daredevil reboot, this recent comic series is the way to go.

The Rules of Time Travel

How Watchmen uses time travel to explore the sinister cycles of racism

The HBO adaptation of the iconic graphic novel examines generational trauma via time alteration.

35 years ago, Sam Raimi redefined the zombie movie

Sometimes a good sequel refines rather than reinvents.

DC

The Batman finally holds Bruce Wayne accountable in one historic way

Matt Reeves gives viewers the most nuanced understanding of criminality ever depicted in a Batman film.

Scene Stealers 2021

The most overlooked sci-fi show of 2021 reimagined comics in a unique way

In the FX adaptation of 'Y: The Last Man,' Beth Deville changes from dream girl to rebel hero in ways that modernize the nearly 20 year old comics.

The Superhero Issue

DC's Black Superman movie still needs to answer one giant question

Announcing a Black Superman and making good on that promise are two different things, and while DC has plenty of options, they all come with their own advantages and potential pitfalls.