[Nostalgia Week] ‘Josie and the Pussycats'(2001) is a Feminist Text

The film, inspired by the Archie comics series, combines fast-paced action, head-bobbing original songs, and over-the-top product placement to highlight the capitalist motivations at the heart of the music industry. Josie and the Pussycats is biting social commentary dressed like a classic 2000s teen comedy.

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[Nostalgia Week] The Everlasting Love and Pain of ‘The Crow’ (1994)

As one of the most achingly beautiful films ever made, The Crow, along with Lee’s immortal performance, should be left in the past, where we can visit it whenever darkness calls.

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‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (2004): Emotional-Support Ghibli and Learning to Love Myself

While completely whisking you away in it’s magic, Howl’s Moving Castle also effortlessly displays the subliminal power of self-love.

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Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Being Stuck at Home with my Family

Succession and Schitt’s Creek both explore what it means to be trapped in unusual circumstances with your family.

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Films for this Unconventional Christmas

Inevitably, the holidays will not be usual proceedings this year. Whether it is travel plans, present buying or seasonal tradition that has changed for you, we hope you can find some atypical festive cheer in our compiled collection of non-Christmas Christmas films.  To mark this bizarre holiday period, Flip Screen contributors have joined forces to…

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Kim Do-young’s ‘Kim Ji-young: Born 1982’ Wilfully Misses the Point

During my period of self-isolation, the film adaptation of this novel was available only in Asia and practically impossible to find online. However, when I finally found a copy of Kim Do-young’s adaptation, I immediately started playing it. I was in for two hours of anger and disappointment.

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How Gwendolyn Briggs Waltzed into Every Lesbian’s Heart

Part of the reason why we watch TV or press play on a specific movie is to see ourselves represented on screen. We all want to have that one character who makes us feel seen and, in the case of many LGTBQ+ individuals, like we are worthy of love. Sadly, representation in the media is not always good, and we are left wanting more.

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How ‘Alien’ (1979) Queered the Binaries of Traditional Gender

“Their constant conflict with a creature that is a monstrous exaggeration of reproduction is a determination to not be defined by biology and live free from others perception of binary.”

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The Magic of Nostalgia and Longing in ‘Grey Gardens’ (1975)

As the Maysles’ lens captured the faded glamour, the raccoons and Little Edie’s fabulous outfits, I found myself becoming ever more entranced by the sad lives of the two women, and the way that their isolation and longing is portrayed.

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PRIDE 2020: ‘This is How the World Ends’ (2000) Could Have Been A Cultural Reset For LGBTQ+ TV

Following Lynch’s lead, queer independent filmmaker Gregg Araki almost added his name to that small list with his project This is How the World Ends, almost a decade later. However, this project never came to be and has instead been left to float around the realms of YouTube.

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