‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022): Fan Service That Matters

Fan service could have been the detriment of both ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022) but ends up being an advantage.

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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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“As Bizarre and Erotic as Possible”: Is ‘2046’ (2004) Wong Kar-wai’s Sci-Fi Movie?

“‘2046’ is not Wong Kar-wai’s first attempt at a pseudo-sequel, nor his first film to weave together a series of interconnected vignettes. Nonetheless, it gives the impression of something totally different for the Hong Kong auteur.” 

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When All Other Lights Go Out – The Comfort of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ (2001) 20 Years Later

‘Fellowship of the Ring’ was a movie that blew open the doors for my imagination as a kid. 20 years later, it became a much-needed comfort – and an unexpected companion – as the world got darker.

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‘Money Heist’: From ‘Don Quixote’ to ‘Lazarillo de Tormes’

“‘Money Heist’ exaggerates almost all aspects of reality, in turn challenging the economic and political status quo.”

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‘Yellowjackets’ (2021) Perfects the Sting of Female Rage in Television 

‘Yellowjackets’ challenges the idea that women are communal in times of crisis, while highlighting the power and necessity of female rage in film.

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Pierce Brosnan Provides The Ultimate Bond Marathon (And Not Just For Christmas)

“Even people who find that the films push their buttons will probably find them an enjoyable hate-watch, so committed are they to their particular brand of non-stop entertainment.”

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‘√964 Pinocchio’ (1991): Vengeful Outcast, Emetic Spirit

“As a narrative revolving around members of a loathed social underclass, ‘√964 Pinocchio’ [grapples] with conceptual otherness through the fundamental human fear that that which belongs in the body will find its way out.”

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Watching ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968) in the Wake of a Pandemic

“‘Night of the Living Dead’ may have been released over fifty years ago, but as its own circular nature observes and predicts, so little has changed from the small-scale revival of the dead America is not able to grieve.”

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Always a Bridesmaid and Never a Bride, Until Now: How ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011) Allowed Women to Take the Front Seat in Comedies 

“Aside from being groundbreaking and hilarious, there is a lot to ‘Bridesmaids’ that often goes unappreciated.”

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