Five on Film: The Role of Cinema in 2017

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“The best films entertain us, inspire us, and reflect the world around us in thought-provoking ways,” says Courtney Small of Cinema Axis. Ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Courtney and four other film critics and enthusiasts share their perspectives on the role of cinema today.


Will McKinley, Cinematically Insane

will-mckinley Will McKinley is a New York City-based writer, video producer, print journalist, radio/podcast host, and social media influencer and copywriter.

When I was 11, my father took me to see Plan 9 From Outer Space, the 1959 sci-fi classic sometimes called the “worst movie of all time.” The screening was in a rundown high school auditorium, the seats were uncomfortable, and the audience was filled with characters odder than those on the screen.

I was in heaven, which tells you all you need to know about me. That my dad took me tells you all you need to know about him.

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