Nostalgia, Toxic Masculinity, and Geek Culture in ‘Stranger Things’

While incorporating pop culture references, Stranger Things is a case study of the different hyper-masculine and nerd characters that are portrayed on the show.

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The Progression of Werewolf Stereotypes in the Media

These tropes have been around since the dawn of film and TV, and before that in books, stories, plays and other media.

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Lyra’s World: Adapting His Dark Materials

The two adaptations took very different approaches to Lyra’s story but neither have managed to capture what makes the original books so popular.

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[Nostalgia Week] The Hidden Subtext of Nickelodeon

So, having been a Nickelodeon kid through and through, I’ve decided to take a look back at my own childhood shows to find the hidden layers ready to be revealed.

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‘It’s a Sin’ (2021) Exploring Fear of the Unknown

It’s a Sin is not only a sincere exploration of the AIDS crisis in 1980s London, but also explores how we deal with fear.

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REVIEW: ‘WandaVision’ First Episodes Are an Awakening for the MCU

WandaVision truly is an immersive, creative play on the way we experience both the MCU and the traditional American sitcom.

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REVIEW: In Series Four, ‘Search Party’ Returns to Its Roots

Seeing the characters so inverted brings the show back to its roots, but this time viewers know both sides of the story from the start.

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REVIEW : ‘Lupin’ (2021) Uniquely Brings Life to One of French Literature’s Finest

Earlier this month, Netflix brought us their most recent take on the ‘gentleman-burglar’ with Lupin, starring France’s national treasure and renowned actor Omar Sy in the role of Assane Diop.

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Confronting the Problematic Past of ‘Power Rangers’

Content warning: This article contains references to homophobic behaviour which readers may find distressing. Going back to the early episodes of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers feels like reuniting with an old, haggard friend. Despite the franchise now approaching its thirtieth anniversary, the Power Rangers property shows no signs of slowing, with new film and TV…

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Just For Laughs: Film & Television Blunders

Minute details can be swept to the side when directors are trying to achieve their vision, but those same forgotten details can turn into memorable mistakes for fresh-eyed audiences.

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