REVIEW: ‘Werewolves Within’ (2021) Promises Innovation But Is Barely Competent

‘Werewolves Within’ is watchable at points but will disappoint anyone who hopes it could reach the potential of its ludicrous concept.

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INTERVIEW: Meghan Weinstein, Kasia Szarek, and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera Talk ‘The Influencer’

One of our editors, McKinzie Smith, hopped on Zoom to talk to ‘The Influencer’ director Meghan Weinstein, as well as the film’s stars Kasia Szarek and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera.

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REVIEW: ‘The Influencer’ (2021) Questions Internet Celebrity Morality

What ‘The Influencer’ understands is that posting will not save us. Salvation has to come from elsewhere, if it will come at all.

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2021 Women X Film Festival: Wrap-Up

Our editor-in-chief, Hayley Paskevich, gives an overview of the various strands of shorts presented at this year’s Women X Film Festival and shares her thoughts on attending the event.

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REVIEW: Queerness is Contemplative when ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021)

“Taken either as a lazy afternoon watch or a jumping-off point for discussion, ‘Boy Meets Boy’ has it within to satisfy a gay audience hungry for better films.”

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What Happened To Hope?: The Emotional Emptiness of Modern Cinema

Hope seems to have disappeared from modern cinema. Where has optimism for our future gone, and will things actually ever change?

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Biting the Apple: Female Autonomy, Desire and Danger in ‘Margaret’ (2005) and ‘YES’ (2004)

Between 2004-2005, two audacious films sought to explore the long-mythologised concept of female desire.

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Tolerate the Uncertainty: Intimacy, Human Connections and Everyday Messiness as Found in Joe Swanberg’s Work

To celebrate Joe Swanberg’s 40th birthday, we look back at his career to discuss the fearless and original ways he explores intimacy, communication, and the general strengths and weaknesses of human behaviour.

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REVIEW: Time is Treacherous in ‘The Father’ (2021)

As a viewer, we have to make sense of the snippets of information we gather, both from Anthony’s unsound statements and remembrances, and from his family, in order to figure out the wrongs from the rights. Getting a sense of the bigger picture in its most authentic form, and distinguishing the truth from delusion alongside the protagonist becomes a challenging task.

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The Unrelenting Optimism of Taika Waititi’s ‘Boy’ (2010)

Nostalgic and warm, ‘Boy’ is a film that centres around youthful optimism and never wavers from the belief that life can be both hard and happy.

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