Top of the Docs #11 – The Decline of Western Civilisation Parts I-III

This week, Top of the Docs turns to Penelope Spheeris’ trilogy The Decline of Western Civilisation, which might be the most comprehensive look at counter-culture in America translated into film.

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Battle of the Killer Prom Nights

Remakes versus originals, old versus new, and so on. Hollywood loves to remake its beloved classics, more notably, their horror classics. Franchises like Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th have been rebooted numerous times. With so many redo’s and re-adaptations, arguments circle around which is better: the original or the remake. Though many would argue the original, this is not always the case. Some remakes score farther and higher than their predecessors, so we want to look at some remade classics to determine which is the superior.

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is More Relatable Than Ever 10 Years On

Ten years later the film isn’t just revered within the pantheon of Dreamworks animated features but is regarded as a modern animated classic. What is it about How to Train Your Dragon that makes it so fondly remembered even today?

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Top of the Docs #10 – Marshawn Lynch: A History

Marshawn Lynch: A History is not so much a documentary about sport as it is a documentary that examines the world around sport. It looks at American football star Marshawn Lynch, and through the format of a clip compilation, tracks the way in which his image has been projected through the media.

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Women in Horror: Jenni and Jacinda's Top 2019 Horror Releases

2019 saw a release of over 30 horror films ranging in all themes and popularity. Our favorite horror films of 2019 cover a lot of this ground. Octavia Spencer, Rebecca Ferguson, Park So Dam, and Florence Pugh are just a few names that dominated the horror genre last year. From indies like In Fabric to blockbusters like Us, our favorites span across an array of themes and storylines.

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'Bringing up Baby' (1938) is a Revolutionary Queer Protest

Bringing up Baby rejects norms and subverts expectations in this sub-textually queer screwball comedy.

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Ennui on the Screen and The LGBTQ+ Shadow

A look at the philosophical underpinnings of LGBTQ+ cinema and television

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Thor, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, And The Problem With Fatsuits

A deep dive into Fat Thor in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and the problem with using fatsuits on screen.

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Top of the Docs #8 – ‘Kenny’: When Sports, Locality, and Politics Meet

Two things define Liverpool as a city: music and football. The two fill up all conversation about the city, with the latter even being a defining feature of being scouse: are you a Liverpudlian, or an Evertonian? A red or a blue?

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