The Real Horror in ‘The Witch’ (2015) is Generational Trauma

“Through her slow embodiment of the “Witch,” something unfathomable to the very foundation of her familial structure, Thomasin frees herself from the weight of the same trauma that crushes everyone she loves.”

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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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[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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