[Between the Lines] The ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011) Screenplay Holds Up 10 Years Later

This month Bridesmaids will be celebrating its ten year anniversary, a modern commercial and critical hit.

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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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Did ‘Hannibal’ (2001) Cannibalise Itself?

Hannibal is 20 years old. It was the long awaited sequel to one of history’s most lauded films, so where does it stand in the film canon now?

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‘The King’s Speech’ (2010) at 10: Is it a Perpetual Classic?

The King’s Speech is a decade old in an ever changing industry. Have the old-school charms that brought it massive acclaim also helped it stand the test of time?

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The Timelessness of Space and Intimacy in ‘Pride & Prejudice’ (2005)

2020 has been an extremely long and incredibly weird year, one defined by absence: of precedence, of bureaucratic competence, of any semblance of sanity or normalcy. It has also been—mind-numbingly, infuriatingly—a year defined by excess: of death, of time, of news, and, most notably, of distance. Quarantine, social distancing, masks, lockdowns—the language of separation and…

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10 Years On, ‘Tron: Legacy’ (2010) Deserves More Credit for its Ambitions

Sure, the film doesn’t exactly tell a masterful story with intelligent writing and dialogue, but there are so many narrative and thematic elements that deserve to be praised.

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The Seven Resurrections of ‘The Walking Dead’

For its 10th anniversary, here are the seven resurrections of The Walking Dead, the bloodiest, emotional, and most resurgent episodes that kept the show alive for a weary fan.

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SNL at (and on) 45: The Heat Death of Satire

If you measure the success of a satire in the direct annoyance of its target, then SNL may be top of the pile, (but) satire is not for the leaders; it is for the people.

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10 Years Later, ‘Easy A’ (2010) Grapples With a Complex Legacy

Separating the legacy of ‘Easy A’ from Emma Stone’s career is an impossibility: in a way, she is this film’s legacy. The durability of her performance is indisputable—Olive is a star making role, and Stone thrives when given the license to be her full charismatic self. Instead, consider this: has ‘Easy A’ itself stood the test of time? The answer is… complicated.

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‘Sleeping With Other People’ (2015), ‘When Harry Met Sally…’ (1989), and the Mortifying Ideal of Being Known

Whether it’s love at first sight or something a bit more complicated, it would seem that every relationship must eventually boil down to the inevitable question: are we friends or are we something more?

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