The Timelessness of Space and Intimacy in ‘Pride & Prejudice’ (2005)

2020 has been an extremely long and incredibly weird year, one defined by absence: of precedence, of bureaucratic competence, of any semblance of sanity or normalcy. It has also been—mind-numbingly, infuriatingly—a year defined by excess: of death, of time, of news, and, most notably, of distance. Quarantine, social distancing, masks, lockdowns—the language of separation and…

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Between the Lines: The Fantastical Imagery in the ‘Paddington 2’ (2017) Screenplay

Writers Paul King and Simon Farnaby use a mix of sound design, animated illustrations and flashbacks to bring the thoughts of characters to life.

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10 Years On, ‘Tron: Legacy’ (2010) Deserves More Credit for its Ambitions

Sure, the film doesn’t exactly tell a masterful story with intelligent writing and dialogue, but there are so many narrative and thematic elements that deserve to be praised.

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Sally’s Piece: A Christmas Ode to the Queen of Halloween

Here at the Women in Horror column of Flip Screen, we honor all of the women of the horror genre. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated Halloween film with children’s nightmares inspiring its characters, thus making Sally a woman in horror. She literally lives in a world that thrives off of terror. But one could argue that The Nightmare Before Christmas is also a Christmas movie. It captures the whimsical nature and themes of the holiday so perfectly, so it makes sense. Christmas is just as much a part of this film as is Halloween, so what a perfect film to talk about in December’s piece of this column.

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REVIEW: ‘Mank’ (2020) is a Light-Attempt at Recreating Golden Age Hollywood

Mank is an interesting concept on paper, but in reality a dull affair with many more interesting stories underneath it. At the start of the year, there were countless films that people had anticipated for 2020. But after multiple postponements now being pushed to 2021, there was little left for cinephiles to sink their teeth…

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #15 – The Original Christmasploitation Genre

Christmas movies are an easy cash grab, let’s not lie to ourselves. You can make a quick buck at the box office or become a cult classic that is shown every December until the end of time. It’s an easy way to create a franchise too (ala Nativity series) and Christmas films themselves are relatively…

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REVIEW: ‘Cocoon’ (2020) is Worthy of its Golden Glow

“Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy” Cocoon (Kokon) is a triumph on the brink of womanhood: a searing portrait of young queerness centred around the lesbian awakening of fourteen-year-old Nora (Jena Urzendowaky). In the sizzling heat of Berlin’s 2018 summer, Nora has many firsts: menstruation, masturbation and smoking marijuana. Yet the core self-discovery of Nora’s…

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Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Being Stuck at Home with my Family

Succession and Schitt’s Creek both explore what it means to be trapped in unusual circumstances with your family.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #14 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

After taking a much-needed time off in November, it’s time to resume the usual dabbing of classic gems that has graced the big or small screen from years past. We’ve left spooky season behind and have quite literally stepped into Christmas as the holiday season now begins. Whilst there are the obvious choices of Christmas…

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Films for this Unconventional Christmas

Inevitably, the holidays will not be usual proceedings this year. Whether it is travel plans, present buying or seasonal tradition that has changed for you, we hope you can find some atypical festive cheer in our compiled collection of non-Christmas Christmas films.  To mark this bizarre holiday period, Flip Screen contributors have joined forces to…

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