All Gold Everything: The Dark Fantasy of the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems (2019)

Uncut Gems, their latest film, extends the brief glimpses of magical realism seen in their previous work and makes it one of the plot’s main driving forces.

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REVIEW: 'Corpus Christi' (2019) is a Meditation on the Paradoxes of Faith

We all make mistakes, but sometimes those mistakes hurt others, even taking their lives. Do people who hurt others deserves forgiveness?

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Between the Lines: The Screenplay Oscar Nominees

Every year the Oscar nominations invite cinema-goers to debate and argue on whether those nominated are worthy to be honoured.

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REVIEW: 'Church and State' (2018) Represents Both Sides of the Argument With Compassion and Respect

Church and State is a documentary focusing on a Utah court case that was led by an inexperienced gay man. Due to the pervasiveness of religion in the state, it was believed to not succeed. Despite all odds, however, the case succeeded in creating marriage equality, setting a legal precedent for the Supreme Court ruling in 2015.

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Raw (2016) is a Radical Coming of Age Horror Film That Gives Women Power Over Their Desires

Julia Ducournau’s French cannibalistic coming of age film Raw depicts feminine pleasure and power through body horror. The film played at festivals and in France, with a limited US release. Viewers had visceral reactions to the screenings, with some even walking out or passing out due to the graphic cannibalism. Even so, Ducournau’s film can be incredibly relatable and empowering for young women.

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That’s So Gay… A Column Investigating LGBTQ+ Subtext in Film

For the LGBTQ+ society, subtext were the only morsels we got from fiction.

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'Toy Story 4' and the Love That Defines Us

What do you do when you feel like you no longer have a purpose? How do you move on? Toy Story 4, the latest and presumably final installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise, attempts to explore these (and many other) existential questions in a way that is accessible and hopeful for both kids and…

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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' and Its Failure to Reach a Cathartic Ending Through Reylo

This article contains spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker.  Since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the “Skywalker Saga”, the internet has been ablaze in untangling its divisiveness. The reception to the J.J. Abrams-directed feature has been mixed at best, however, most critics agree that the film is…

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100 Years of Pollyanna: The Legacy of Mary Pickford, and Recapturing Childhood Through Performance

For every Uncut Gems there’s a diamond in the rough. So it is about time we celebrate Pollyanna, arguably Mary Pickford’s best role.

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