‘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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REVIEW: ‘Homeward’ (2021) Is Ukraine’s Unlikely Road Trip Oscar Nomination

The intricacy that Homeward dances around will perhaps prevent a wider appreciation of the film, but with a Cannes premiere and being Ukraine’s Academy Award entry for Best International Film, the film’s cultural poignance is its main grounding. 

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[Between the Lines] Why ‘Palm Springs’ (2020) Should Have Been Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

Without diminishing the nominees, there is one screenplay that should have made the cut.

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BFI FLARE INTERVIEW: Shana Myara on Finding Fat Liberation With ‘Well Rounded’ (2020)

Shana Myara talks to us about her debut feature documentary, ‘Well Rounded’, fresh from BFI Flare.

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REVIEW: ‘The Banishing’ (2020) is a Sunday Morning Movie

The Banishing is a horror movie built on familiar ground, and despite good intentions never quite surpasses its origins

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REVIEW: ‘Sequin In A Blue Room’ (2021) A Visceral Queer Coming-Of-Age Drama

Samuel Van Grinsven’s Australian coming-of-age debut feature centres on an intense exploration of anonymity, sex, and social media.

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