[The Revolution Will Be Televised] Starship Troopers (1997) and American Fascism

What’s scary – and I believe this was Verhoeven’s intent – was that Starship Troopers wasn’t that far off the Hollywood normal.

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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 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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‘American Psycho’ (2000) and ‘From Hell’ (2001) – 20 Years of Untapped Potential

Serial killer movies American Psycho and From Hell have just hit their twentieth anniversaries. What do they have in common, and what do they have to say about our changed world today?

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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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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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Sally’s Piece: A Christmas Ode to the Queen of Halloween

Here at the Women in Horror column of Flip Screen, we honor all of the women of the horror genre. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated Halloween film with children’s nightmares inspiring its characters, thus making Sally a woman in horror. She literally lives in a world that thrives off of terror. But one could argue that The Nightmare Before Christmas is also a Christmas movie. It captures the whimsical nature and themes of the holiday so perfectly, so it makes sense. Christmas is just as much a part of this film as is Halloween, so what a perfect film to talk about in December’s piece of this column.

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Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Being Stuck at Home with my Family

Succession and Schitt’s Creek both explore what it means to be trapped in unusual circumstances with your family.

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‘I Hate Suzie’ (2020) is the Feminist Revolution That We All Need Right Now

Although Suzie may not be open about her own perceived ‘faults’, the show’s ability to showcase them illuminates the same point – we all need to give ourselves some slack.

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‘The Death of Stalin’ (2017) and Humor Driven by Fear

The Death of Stalin is about a cult of personality that fights for the right to bend reality to whatever they wish it to be, with a population held hostage by the anxiety that emanates from unstable, self-centered government.

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