Black Boyhood Under Threat in ‘Attack the Block’ (2011)

Ten years on, John Boyega’s portrayal of young black masculinity in Attack the Block still rings true.

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[Between the Lines] The ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011) Screenplay Holds Up 10 Years Later

This month Bridesmaids will be celebrating its ten year anniversary, a modern commercial and critical hit.

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REVIEW: ‘Language Lessons’ (2021) is All About Resilience

Language Lessons is the first computer screen-based film that focuses on the very things that a life of constant videotelephony has taken away from us.

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REVIEW: Chino Moya’s ‘Undergods’ (2021) is a Humorously Bleak Sci-fi Warning of a Future Already Here

Undergods firmly wants you to feel every inch of its bizarre horror landscape of a future that might not only be around the corner but is already here.

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Top of the Docs #50 – The Gleaners and I (2000)

The Gleaners and I is a film not just revolutionary for its ground-breaking use of handheld digital cameras, but also for the way in which Varda set about making the film.

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‘Melancholia’ (2011) and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Planet

How Lars Von Trier portrays mental illness as a superpower in Melancholia.

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REVIEW: ‘Here Are the Young Men’ (2021) Is A Vibrant Exploration of Youth Violence and Addiction

Here Are the Young Men depicts the downfall of three teenage boys who find themselves immersed in a world full of drugs and alcoholism. 

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Five Years Later: Sophia Takal’s ‘Always Shine’ (2016) and the Horror of Being Trapped in Performance

While film history contains many portrayals of backstabbing women on the verge of a breakdown, Always Shine offers the idea that the terrifying thing isn’t women themselves but rather the limiting roles society provides for them (along with the disastrous results they lead to).

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REVIEW: ‘Apples’ (2020) a Wonderfully Absurdist Take on Human Existence

While it was ultimately not nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards, Apples is a film that’ll linger in your memory, even long after you’ve forgotten its name.

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The Ethics of Filming Poverty: Who Has a Right to Tell ‘Nomadland’ (2020)?

It is phenomenal that these stories are being told. However, what does it mean if they only tell a partial story, with little condemnation of the system that maintains it? 

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