Christmas in July: Flip Screen’s Top Festive Picks

Who says you can’t have Christmas cheer in the middle of the summer? Christmas in July is an unofficial holiday celebrated with Hallmark sales, movie marathons, and Christmas-themed parties. Flip Screen’s staff decided to put together a list of our favorite Christmas movies that hold up even in the off-season.

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The Best Queer Women in Horror Films

LGBTQ+ characters don’t often fare well in horror films. Typically, they are horrific monsters or killers, such as in the films Psycho (1960), Dressed to Kill (1980), and Silence of the Lambs (1991). Sometimes, though, lesbian, bisexual and/or queer women get to take the lead in horror, subverting negative stereotypes. The films below are a great start in watching horror films with queer characters that differ from the norm, paving the way for continued representation of queer women in horror.

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Ten Black and Totally Badass Villains and Heroines in Horror

Black women continue to play a wider (though not much wider) range of roles, from villains to heroines, in outstanding, unforgettable films. This list is just a small taste of the talent Black women have brought to the genre. It’s their headway that will hopefully bring in another new age where Hollywood can break the stereotypes of them in film completely, and this list can grow even larger as more Black women are offered the titular and main roles in the horror genre.

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Our LGBTQ+ Awakenings

Editor’s note: Most interviewees are noted only with their first name to protect anonymity  When poets and hopeless romantics lament about love, they often discuss that “lightning bolt” moment. The experience of seeing someone for the first time and thinking “Oh wow”. Some people inflate this moment as a sign of first love, some dismiss…

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The Beautiful Game On Screen: Ten Football Films to Watch During Lockdown

To celebrate the release of Corneliu Porumboiu’s Infinite Football, we’re looking at the ten best films about the beautiful game. Grinding to a halt due to the current pandemic, now Is the perfect time to dig into football history. Both distant and modern, these ten works exemplify everything we love about football.

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Top of the Docs #16 – The Ten Best True Crime Docuseries Streaming Now

If you loved Netflix’s Tiger King, then you’re in luck there’s an abundance of true crime documentary series – a.k.a. docuseries – streaming right now. The docuseries format allows a story to be told with a level detail that couldn’t fit into a single documentary. To save you some time searching, here’s a list of the best ones out there.

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Flip Screen’s Guide to May (Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo)

Flip Screen’s James Palmer and George Forster are here to make a few TV suggestions to keep you going for the long haul.

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Celebrating Female SFX Artists in Horror

For an industry that claims to be inclusive and representative of the people, especially in a genre like horror where women are the core drive to almost every film, you would think the same energy would be kept behind the scenes as it is in front of the camera. Still, as more industries continue to be called out for these disparities, the women behind the action now deserve some recognition. Thanks to women like Milicent Patrick paving a way for the women after them, the possibility of growth in the industry is tangible. So, I want to take this time to highlight some of the pioneers in the special effects industry for women as well as the women they have inspired who have taken the mantle and helped push forward the horror genre and the overall profession.

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10 Horror Movies Directed by Women Streaming Now

The Invitation (2015) Director: Karyn Kusama Where to watch: Netflix The Invitation chronicles a dinner party gone terribly wrong. Will (Logan Marshall-Green) accepts a dinner party invite from his ex-wife, Eden (Tammy Blanchard), and her new husband, David (Michiel Huisman). In a room full of friends reuniting, the energy becomes eerie rather than joyful when…

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