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Brandon Wagner
Opinion Editor | Brandon Wagner is a College Senior from God Only Knows Where, America studying Film and Media Studies with a minor in Religion. This is his first year for the Wheel, in a likely misguided experiment to be a film critic. When he's not writing on the biggest blockbusters or the films of Spike Jonze or Andrei Tarkovsky or Zack Snyder, he's writing on comedic television, the future of gaming as an art, or the relationship between audience and cinematic experience. In other words, Brandon Wagner has basically nothing else going on but this.

Yet another predictable year for the Oscars: the 89th Academy Awards proceeded as expected. A few minor unexpected wins were scattered throughout, but the predicted story of the night was ...

The world burns around us, but art moves ever forward, trying its best to understand, filter and give us something to grasp onto. With all that’s going on, it may ...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season two is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Sure, deep in its DNA is Tina Fey’s work on 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. And yes, it ...

After the end of their Comedy Central show Key & Peele, sketch comedy superstars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele could have written themselves a check to do anything. Their successful ...

After four years, the class of 2016 has transitioned from students, to alumni. Six graduating seniors have reflected upon their undergraduate experiences. Brandon Wagner, from Huntsville, Alabama, discusses his time ...

Captain America: Civil War not only single-handedly validates the “shared universe” model of storytelling but is the greatest superhero film of the modern era. I wanted to drop the mic ...

There’s a chance that whether or not you usually agree with me, you’re probably going to disagree with me about High-Rise. It’s the kind of film that seems to have ...

On April 21, after 39 albums, seven Grammy Awards and a legacy that’s almost impossible to match, Prince left his planet. It feels wrong to say Prince died. People like ...

The stoner film, a film in which a massive part of its plot involves or revolves around its main characters smoking marijuana, is one of the most uniquely American traditions. ...