Oscars 2023 Predictions – McKinzie

Ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday, some of the Flip Screen staff are sharing their predictions for Hollywood’s biggest night! First up is editor McKinzie Smith, who’s weighed in on some of the major categories when it comes to acting, writing, and more.

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It’s Kind of a Funny (New Year’s Eve) Story

The current iteration of our traditional New Year’s Eve party was conceived exactly a decade ago, on the precipice of 2013 (a good year, for what it’s worth, and my fifteenth year overall). Though the guest list has shifted slightly over the years, a few elements have remained a consistent theme: We have Martinelli’s sparkling…

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Bringing Back the Erotic Thriller

A genre long considered passé is coming back into the limelight. Streaming is the final destination for the erotic thriller. As a genre no longer popular with theatergoers, or so studios think, erotic thrillers have had to latch onto other means of distribution. Since about the late 00’s, thrillers in general have fallen out of…

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Future Cult Classics Born in 2021

“What I can see is the cult cinema of tomorrow: the films that genre freaks and film school contrarians will use to enhance their Letterboxd favorites with the aura of obscure good taste.”

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The Humanity of 2000s Postmodernist Cinema

In a movement mostly known for genre experimentation, these films managed to add emotionality to postmodernism.

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INTERVIEW: Meghan Weinstein, Kasia Szarek, and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera Talk ‘The Influencer’

One of our editors, McKinzie Smith, hopped on Zoom to talk to ‘The Influencer’ director Meghan Weinstein, as well as the film’s stars Kasia Szarek and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera.

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REVIEW: ‘The Influencer’ (2021) Questions Internet Celebrity Morality

What ‘The Influencer’ understands is that posting will not save us. Salvation has to come from elsewhere, if it will come at all.

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REVIEW: Queerness is Contemplative when ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021)

“Taken either as a lazy afternoon watch or a jumping-off point for discussion, ‘Boy Meets Boy’ has it within to satisfy a gay audience hungry for better films.”

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