'The Boys', 'Watchmen', and What They Say About the Superhero Genre

There’s an appeal in the idea of deconstructing the superhero genre. Why should this one human being, however extraordinary they may be, be a one-person judge, jury and (sometimes) executioner? How do their biases, beliefs or bigotry play into who they deem worth targeting and who they believe is worth protecting? What makes them believe…

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A Different Kind of Happy Ever After: LGBTQ Fandom and the Modern Fairytale Retelling

Author Mark Twain once said, “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations”. Twain’s words, first recorded in the nineteenth century, ring…

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‘Gossip Girl’: What the Upcoming Reboot Needs to Change from the Original

In this age of Riverdale, Euphoria, and Elite, it often seems like this world has hit its quota of scandalous teen dramas filled with sexy adults playing minors. Yet, according to the brains behind HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, the world needs just one more sexy teen drama in the form of a Gossip…

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‘Joker’ (2019): Exploring the Controversies Behind the Joaquin Phoenix Feature

Critics who have dared to discuss their dislike of the film have been subject to online slander from those who brand it a masterpiece.

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Flip Screen’s Horror Awards: Winners 2019 (so far!)

In the run up to Halloween, we have decided to give horror films the recognition they deserve and host our own awards series, platforming this brilliant genre that is shockingly under-represented in popular award shows. 

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‘The Haunting Of Hill House’: An Insight To Personal Horror

In 2018, the first season of The Haunting of Hill House was released to Netflix. It’s directed by Mike Flanagan, who is arguably one of the best horror directors around right now, and follows the Crain family as they move into an isolated, run-down mansion, or what eventually becomes known as Hill House. Upon its…

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Flip Screen’s Horror Awards: 2018 Winners

Best Actor – Toni Collette (Hereditary) Shockingly snubbed at the Oscars, Collette’s performance as Annie – an unravelling mother still haunted by the decisions of her domineering mother – is raw, powerful and spectacular. Watching Collette tear through grief, despair and desperation is mesmerizing and the guttural reaction to watching her performance unfold is something…

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