‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ (2002) Has More Force 20 Years Later

One of Star Wars’ most divisive instalments has reached 20 years, and its best aspects stands out more than ever

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022): Fan Service That Matters

Fan service could have been the detriment of both ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022) but ends up being an advantage.

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Bringing Back the Erotic Thriller

A genre long considered passé is coming back into the limelight. Streaming is the final destination for the erotic thriller. As a genre no longer popular with theatergoers, or so studios think, erotic thrillers have had to latch onto other means of distribution. Since about the late 00’s, thrillers in general have fallen out of…

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Pierce Brosnan Provides The Ultimate Bond Marathon (And Not Just For Christmas)

“Even people who find that the films push their buttons will probably find them an enjoyable hate-watch, so committed are they to their particular brand of non-stop entertainment.”

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Future Cult Classics Born in 2021

“What I can see is the cult cinema of tomorrow: the films that genre freaks and film school contrarians will use to enhance their Letterboxd favorites with the aura of obscure good taste.”

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‘Solaris’ (2002) is a Romantic Sci-Fi Film That Needs Revisiting

“A movie that is refreshingly and sincerely romantic, marking a dramatic contrast not just to the great bulk of science fiction, but with modern mainstream cinema at large.” Science fiction is making waves once again. With the arguably unexpected success of Dune, a weighty space opera that offers complex lore, audiences may be primed for…

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‘Requiem For A Dream’ Doesn’t Haunt Like ‘Last Exit To Brooklyn’

“The fear here is the much more threatening notion that society is more dangerous than we realise; that we’re trapped amidst its expectations and oppression no matter our intentions.”

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What the TV Women of the 2000s Taught Us

While female representation in the media still continues to evolve, it is progressing. One thing is for sure: the 2000s gave storytellers and writers an adequate blueprint of female representation.

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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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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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