How ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ (1987) Defied the Sequel Curse

Why the third Nightmare on Elm Street film is the best in the franchise

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Autumnal Poetry in Motion and Its Subsequent Feelings as Seen in Film

From familial relationships and the underlying meaning of garments to making the most of life while still alive, these films convey the whole spectrum of arguably the most poetic season of all.

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31 Short Horror Films Available Online Right Now

Even though they can easily be viewed as appetizers, short films are very much the whole meal when executed well. This list containing 31 film titles, all available online, presents various elements of horror to satisfy the entire spectrum of viewers’ appetites.

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LFF 2022 REVIEW: It’s Actually All About Taylor Russell in ‘Bones and All’

“Neither treats Chalamet as its overriding star, nor his character’s murderous diet as salacious subject matter.” As the absurdity of Timothée Chalamet’s roles in 2022 and beyond expand, so do their admirers. So far, his performances have become assumed firm favourites for 20 somethings in coming-of-age dramas, from paranoid bass player prone to monologuing in…

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‘Revenge of the Cheerleaders’ (1976): Rewinding Back to a Simpler Time

Revenge of the Cheerleaders, filmed in 1974 and released in 1976, is evocative of a time that was considerably looser and freer than today. For one thing, there was far less of a negative stigma against the portrayal of sex/nudity in film. In fact, many popular film genres of that time included such depictions. There was also…

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Final Girls and Talking Killers: Feminist Transgressions in ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ (1982)

40 years later, ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ is a still a surprisingly progressive, feminist entry in the slasher genre.

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REVIEW: ‘Nothing Compares’ (2022) Celebrates Sinéad O’Connor’s Political Music

“’Nothing Compares’ tells the story of a young girl turned woman who voiced her views through music, using it to protest and spread messages of the ongoing crisis of the world, which she still continues to do.”

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VIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Stars at Noon’ is an Uninspired Blunder

Claire Denis newest feature falls short of her regular genius in ‘Stars at Noon’

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Music in Film: The Velvet Goldmine #1 – Enigmatic Chronicles of a True Artist in ‘Moonage Daydream’ (2022)

Being a Bowie fan first and a person second, it feels only right to start my first column entry with perhaps the first art-minded documentary made ‘about’ him. Chronological talking heads taught me about the man who fell to earth, in particular Jarvis Cocker-narrated The Story of Ziggy Stardust (2012), which depicts Bowie’s mime choreography…

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Psychological Patriarchy and Covert Submission in ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ (2022)

Major spoilers for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ ahead!  “Psychological patriarchy is a “dance of contempt,” a perverse form of connection that replaces true intimacy with complex, covert layers of dominance and submission, collusion and manipulation. It is the unacknowledged paradigm of relationships that has suffused Western civilization generation after generation, deforming both sexes, and destroying the…

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