Connor Sheehan

The American film industry experienced a renaissance in the 1960s. Hollywood’s so-called Golden Age had ended, and the handful of studios that had once enjoyed a vice-like grip on the entertainment...
American filmmaking in the 1980s was defined by the transition from the gritty experimentation of the 1960s and the beginnings of the blockbuster era in the 1970s to a more formulaic, readily...
In addition to causing almost seven million deaths worldwide (so far), shutting down countless businesses of every kind, and redefining social intercourse in ways that may turn out to be permanent,...
The 1970s breathed new life into the American film industry. It saw the birth of the blockbuster and the “Star Wars” phenomenon. It saw the groundbreaking pioneers of the “New Hollywood” come...
The three-volume J. R. R. Tolkien novel known collectively as “The Lord of the Rings” is, at its core, an incredibly complex fairytale. Tolkien created a rich history and culture for his...
Summer used to be the down-time for television audiences. Major broadcast networks traditionally aired their prime time hits from September through May, understanding that viewers simply wouldn’t...
Actor Edward Harrison Norton rose to fame playing an altar boy charged in the murder of an archbishop in the 1996 legal thriller “Primal Fear.” The portrayal earned him an Oscar nomination for...
The current “Golden Age” of television has been going on for 25 years or more. Cable channels aren’t new: HBO launched in 1972, Showtime four years later. But as they and newer entries in...
Women make up a little over 43% of the American labor force. While over 57% of all women in the U.S. are now working, the participation rate for men is currently over 69%. Women are more likely to...
People often worry about the safety of air travel, but the odds of a passenger dying in a plane crash are 1 in 9,821, while the odds of meeting your maker in a car accident are 1 in 114. Driving,...
For many of us, the internet has changed the way that we relate to the most basic items in our home. People spend days searching for the “best” cleaning products, food staples, and...
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is one of the most revered actors working today. Born in Wales in 1937, Hopkins began acting in repertory theatre shortly after graduating from London’s Royal Academy...
Even with 2020 behind us, people still need content to help them escape their daily lives. Science fiction presents viewers with alternate realities. Whether machines have enslaved humanity or the...
There were 16,425 murders in the United States in 2019, according to the FBI’s most recent statistics.  While violent crime decreased 0.5% overall from the year prior across the country —...
There were 821,182 cases of aggravated assault in the United States in 2019, according to the FBI’s most recent statistics.  While incidences of almost every other type of crime recorded by the...