A puzzle box of a series, The OA arrived on Netflix in 2016. Its sixteen episodes span two seasons, and it has recently emerged that the streaming service has lamentably … Continue reading “Stranger and More Complicated Than You Know”: Storytelling as Communion and Experimentation in ‘The OA’
With this year’s releases of John Wick: Chapter 3, Always Be My Maybe, and Toy Story 4, along with the long-awaited sequel Bill and Ted Face the Music to be … Continue reading ‘Point Break’: The Action Film That Dared to Be More
“Killing Eve”‘s Villanelle (Jodie Comer) ushers in a new era of bad girls that don’t apologize, even for the most heinous of deeds.
The word doppelganger (derived from German, meaning ‘double-goer’) has always been intertwined with the horror genre. Its origins, deriving from mythology focusing on an evil twin, explain why its depiction … Continue reading How Jordan Peele Converts the Doppelganger Role in ‘Us’
Every film lover can agree that loving a film you didn’t expect to is probably one of the best feelings, when your heart hurts afterwards, but in the best way. … Continue reading ‘Rocketman’: Everything a Biopic Should Be
While Big Little Lies has executed one of the most empathetic and nuanced portrayals of sexual trauma, its poor grasp on racial dynamics leaves much to be desired.
“Forget “strong female character.” Aim for: “Woman or girl with agency.” One who makes decisions, affects the story, pushes the plot.” – Chuck Wendig I came across this excellent quote … Continue reading Flipping The Script Upside Down: Women And Girls With Agency In Stranger Things Season Three
There’s plenty of teenage kicks in summer flicks, with the good ol’ wet hot summer having always been the backdrop for young love. Summer holidays are portrayed as a pivotal … Continue reading Summer Lovin’: Romantic and Sexual Liberation in Coming of Age Films
We’ve been told about the rise of a new genre of horror in the past few years – ‘elevated’ horror, which is supposedly a bit smarter, intellectual and above the … Continue reading Down With Elevated Horror
An exhale. That is what the inexplicable fourth episode of Black Mirror’s third season starts with, released dreamily as the heady rush of an ocean at night cascades into view. … Continue reading San Junipero: On Seeing Yourself, Loving Someone Else, and Letting Go
There are communities on Twitter for almost any interest or hobby, and ‘Stan Twitter’ is a part of the site’s foundation. For every person tweeting pictures of their cat, there’s … Continue reading The Online World of Shipping, and How Gay Teens Are Curating Their Own Media
Call me dumb, call me uncultured, call me anything you want, but I’d choose to watch a cheesy romantic comedy over a “good” film like Fight Club or Pulp Fiction … Continue reading Love Languages: The Curious Case of Writers in Rom-Coms