Nostalgia, Toxic Masculinity, and Geek Culture in ‘Stranger Things’

While incorporating pop culture references, Stranger Things is a case study of the different hyper-masculine and nerd characters that are portrayed on the show.

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REVIEW: ‘The Banishing’ (2020) is a Sunday Morning Movie

The Banishing is a horror movie built on familiar ground, and despite good intentions never quite surpasses its origins

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REVIEW: ‘Sequin In A Blue Room’ (2021) A Visceral Queer Coming-Of-Age Drama

Samuel Van Grinsven’s Australian coming-of-age debut feature centres on an intense exploration of anonymity, sex, and social media.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The Dose’ (2021) Administers Great Direction But Poor Writing

The opening does a grand job of hooking the audience in but unfortunately the rest of the film isn’t nearly as strong or coherent.

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The Progression of Werewolf Stereotypes in the Media

These tropes have been around since the dawn of film and TV, and before that in books, stories, plays and other media.

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INTERVIEW: Peter Murimi Talks Masculinity, Mental Health & ‘I Am Samuel’ (2020)

We spoke to director Peter Murimi about his documentary ‘I Am Samuel’, showing at this year’s BFI Flare Festival.

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REVIEW: ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ (2021) Takes Back Control

“Zack Snyder flexes all his creative muscles to create a cinematic experience that takes the best of his previous work with the heart of someone fighting for his passion.”

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Cowboys’ (2021) is an Epic Journey That Tells an Untold Story

Kerrigan has crafted an emotional and epic journey for modern audiences.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Dramarama’ (2021) Hides Behind Melodramatics

Dramarama is a great concept and has a lot of potential to be a compelling piece of storytelling.

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INTERVIEW: Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo Discuss Collaboration and Inspiration for ‘Executive Order’ (2021)

In conversation with director Lázaro Ramos and lead actress Taís Araújo, we had the opportunity to learn more about the creative choices behind Executive Order.

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