Roles in Retrospect #5 – Hailee Steinfeld and ‘Begin Again’ (2013)

In this month’s Roles in Retrospect, we take a look at how Hailee Steinfeld charmed audiences as an angsty and musically talented teen for the first time in 2013’s ‘Begin Again’.

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Roles in Retrospect #4: IWD 2022 – Maxine Peake and ‘Gwen’ (2018) and Kirsten Dunst and ‘Melancholia’ (2011)

In this special International Women’s Day edition of Roles in Retrospect, two of our staff writers reflect on the actresses’ past performances that are memorable to them.

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‘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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INTERVIEW: Avalon Fast Talks Her Buzzworthy Debut ‘Honeycomb’ (2022)

Our editor-in-chief Hayley Paskevich talks to young filmmaker Avalon Fast about everything from the many different hats she wore during production, to bees and girl cults.

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REVIEW: ‘Munich: The Edge of War’ (2021) Badly Fumbles A Fresh Look At A Familiar Past

‘Munich: The Edge of War’ is a fresh take on a familiar bit of history, but one that fails to thrill or enlighten.

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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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Roles in Retrospect #3 – Gugu Mbatha-Raw and ‘Beyond the Lights’ (2014)

This month, we’re looking at Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s star turn in 2014’s ‘Beyond the Lights’ and how it reflects February’s theme of “revolution”.

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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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