How ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ (1987) Defied the Sequel Curse

Why the third Nightmare on Elm Street film is the best in the franchise

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Autumnal Poetry in Motion and Its Subsequent Feelings as Seen in Film

From familial relationships and the underlying meaning of garments to making the most of life while still alive, these films convey the whole spectrum of arguably the most poetic season of all.

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31 Short Horror Films Available Online Right Now

Even though they can easily be viewed as appetizers, short films are very much the whole meal when executed well. This list containing 31 film titles, all available online, presents various elements of horror to satisfy the entire spectrum of viewers’ appetites.

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VIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Stars at Noon’ is an Uninspired Blunder

Claire Denis newest feature falls short of her regular genius in ‘Stars at Noon’

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Music in Film: The Velvet Goldmine #1 – Enigmatic Chronicles of a True Artist in ‘Moonage Daydream’ (2022)

Being a Bowie fan first and a person second, it feels only right to start my first column entry with perhaps the first art-minded documentary made ‘about’ him. Chronological talking heads taught me about the man who fell to earth, in particular Jarvis Cocker-narrated The Story of Ziggy Stardust (2012), which depicts Bowie’s mime choreography…

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Psychological Patriarchy and Covert Submission in ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ (2022)

Major spoilers for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ ahead!  “Psychological patriarchy is a “dance of contempt,” a perverse form of connection that replaces true intimacy with complex, covert layers of dominance and submission, collusion and manipulation. It is the unacknowledged paradigm of relationships that has suffused Western civilization generation after generation, deforming both sexes, and destroying the…

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: Lena Dunham Rediscovers her Voice in ‘Catherine Called Birdy’ (2022)

Catherine Called Birdy catches filmmaker Lena Dunham at her most confident yet

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Women in Crime Films, and Why Female Leadership Should Be Celebrated

“Female leadership and ambition should be celebrated for how creative and beautiful they can be, even in the wake of violence.”

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Jean-Luc Godard: A Life with a Beginning, Middle and an End, but not Necessarily in That Order

It would be hard to believe that cinema’s most revolutionary voice would go gentle into that good night. On the 13th of September 2022, and entirely in keeping with the fearlessness that marked out his creations, the 91-year-old iconoclast chose a time and place of his own making.  As a critic, Godard railed against bourgeois…

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“Only the Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Only the Parts of Others”: Hotboxing Human Connection in ‘Compartment No. 6’ (2021)

‘Kuosmanen wipes away this alternative story, and instead history is relegated to the sidelines of this film about forging human connection based on little other than present circumstances and emotional necessity.’

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