REVIEW: ‘Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story’ (2022) Is Intimate and Powerful All at Once

Caught between the pain of being celebrated under a persona that solely elicits pain and being terrified of what might transpire with honesty, Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story ultimately illustrates how much richer the world is when people are free to be who they are.

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‘Would It Kill You to Laugh?’ (2022) Leaves Viewers Both Satisfied and Hungry for More

With possibly the best title within its category, the comedy special ‘Would It Kill You to Laugh?’ allows Kate Berlant and John Early to shine doing what they do best ⁠— all while simultaneously tempting viewers about what they might create in the future.

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‘Three Busy Debras’ and Its Exhilarating Celebration of the Absurd

An analysis of the nuanced layers found throughout ‘Three Busy Debras,’ a comedy series where the surreal feels grounded and the ugly is hiding out in the (whimsical) open.

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REVIEW: ‘Oski’ (2022) Is an Intimate Portrayal of One of Skateboarding’s Finest

“Besides a genuine representation of skateboarding, ‘Oski’ is a heartfelt portrayal of a young man trying to find his path in life.”

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Tolerate the Uncertainty: Intimacy, Human Connections and Everyday Messiness as Found in Joe Swanberg’s Work

To celebrate Joe Swanberg’s 40th birthday, we look back at his career to discuss the fearless and original ways he explores intimacy, communication, and the general strengths and weaknesses of human behaviour.

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Five Years Later: Sophia Takal’s ‘Always Shine’ (2016) and the Horror of Being Trapped in Performance

While film history contains many portrayals of backstabbing women on the verge of a breakdown, Always Shine offers the idea that the terrifying thing isn’t women themselves but rather the limiting roles society provides for them (along with the disastrous results they lead to).

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Finding Beauty in Humanity: Remembering Lynn Shelton Through Her Work

Throughout her career, Lynn Shelton created a safe space for characters (and viewers alike) to feel like they belong – no matter how awkward, complex or messy they are. 

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PRIDE 2020: “It makes me feel free, or some shit” – Coming Out of Hiding as Portrayed in ‘Slap’ (2014) and ‘Miller & Son’ (2019)

Set within masculine environments, Slap and Miller & Son provides necessary criticism of societies’ narrow expectations of gender and how hurtful these expectations are for anyone transgressing them.

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