LAAPFF 2021 REVIEW: ‘The Girl Who Left Home’ (2020) is a Heartwarming Musical Where Conflicts are Left Unresolved

“‘The Girl Who Left Home’ teaches the values of loving children unconditionally and pushing loved ones to pursue something they want to do.”

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LAAPFF 2021 REVIEW: ‘Blush’ (2021) Adds Layers of Emotional Grief and Brings Catharsis

“‘Blush’ is a spectacular and wondrous animated short film, and one of the best of the year. It gravitates and pushes the boundaries of animation, and narratively shows how personal stories are essential in the art of animation.”

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REVIEW: ‘Surge’ (2021) Expresses the Tensions of a Repetitive Society

“‘Surge’ is honest, and just like its title, the movie rushes and pours the emotions of a man that wants to be set free of the mundane world that he lives in into the mental and physical uneasiness of his perspective.” Aneil Karia’s directorial debut Surge (2021) explores the repetitiveness of a homogenous society while…

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Nostalgia, Toxic Masculinity, and Geek Culture in ‘Stranger Things’

While incorporating pop culture references, Stranger Things is a case study of the different hyper-masculine and nerd characters that are portrayed on the show.

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Claire Mathon’s Counter-Culture of New Romance Through Visual Imagery

The techniques that Mathon utilises to create these worlds are an exploration in naturalism transcending into poetry, with the collaboration of the directors.

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‘The Boys’: A Critique on the Consumption of the Superhero Genre

The Boys is an absurd yet satirical superhero series that discusses issues that are culturally and politically relevant in real-life.

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