April Fools’ Day: Being Born a Joke

No culture in the world truly celebrates April Fools’ Day and there are no public holidays for it, yet it’s still in all the calendars every year. Everyone knows it’s on April 1st, which is surprisingly handy when that’s also your date of birth.

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'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' (2019): Crafting Memory Through Witnessing

There is the experience of witnessing a film for the first time, and there’s the experience of truly processing when you watch it a second time. Then, there’s the writing about the experience, the details of the full body sob, the reaction to realizing what went unnoticed during the first consumption.

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REVIEW: After Parkland: Making a Highly Politicized Tragedy Personal

It is by no coincidence that the first time I watched After Parkland marked two years since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  . Not two and a half hours from my own high school at the time, Parkland was viscerally real. So real, that I poured over social…

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A Wish My Heart Made: How 70 Years on, Cinderella Continues to Inspire

Films we watch as children fundamentally shape us. We all have films that, though they may not be anything special, are held dearly to us. For me, this film is undoubtedly Cinderella (1950), a film that I have loved from childhood all the way through to my adult life.

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Jodie Foster Films, Ranked.

Foster’s presence has seeped into realms of film and television that have not only magnified her versatility but has also allowed her to leap over boundaries of genre.

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Three Things That ‘Shrill’ Gets Right About Living As A Fat Woman

Welcome to Fatness In Film, a new monthly column analysing examples of fat representation and body diversity on screen. Positive depictions of fat bodies are hard to find, but Shrill is a recent example of plus size storytelling done right.

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Thanks for the Laughs: A Love Letter to CollegeHumor

With the recent news of CollegeHumor layoffs, Flip Screen’s two resident CollegeHumor fans would like to take you down the rabbit hole with us, to tell you about our favorite shows and videos, while also convincing you that a subscription to the company’s Dropout streaming service is just as valuable as a Netflix or Hulu account.

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Long Live Carol and Therese: On Loving Vintage Lesbians

Though they have existed since at least the 1980s, over the past couple years there have been a number of films and television series released that fall within the category that I like to call ‘vintage lesbians’. By ‘vintage lesbians’ I simply mean films or series that include historical representations of queer women – ie. queer or lesbian period pieces.

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The Longevity of ‘Scooby-Doo’: 50 Year Retrospective

Ghosts and goblins and ghouls, like Zoinks! This sounds like a case for our favorite gang of mystery-solving teens: Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy, and their talking Great Dane Scooby-Doo. On September 13th 1969 the first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, was released as a Saturday morning…

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