2021 Academy Awards: First-Time Acting Nominees

A few familiar faces are included in the Oscar Nominations— such as Anthony Hopkins, Viola Davis, Glenn Close, and Frances McDormand— but the fresh blood is overwhelming.

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1996 at the Movies: Five Forgotten Gems You Should Watch

In a year with such classic movies as Mission: Impossible, The Nutty Professor and Fargo, some films were inevitably bound to be overlooked and underappreciated.

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Did ‘Hannibal’ (2001) Cannibalise Itself?

Hannibal is 20 years old. It was the long awaited sequel to one of history’s most lauded films, so where does it stand in the film canon now?

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GFF REVIEW: ‘Redemption of a Rogue’ (2021) is an Intriguing Premise but a Lacklustre Film

Writer/director Phillip Doherty makes his feature debut with Redemption of a Rogue, a story about a long-absent son returning to his hometown hoping to make amends.

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[Nostalgia Week] ‘The Florida Project’, (2017) ‘Torrey Pines’ (2016) and Manufactured Nostalgia

The feeling of manufactured nostalgia is one most often associated with coming of age films, a subgenre built on recreating those unique feelings associated with growing up and coming to terms with your place in the world.

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[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] Spielberg’s ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ (2001) and the Power of “Mecha” Love

Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence: The Power of “Mecha” Love is a personal essay discussing my own nostalgic attachment to Spielberg’s A.I. (2001), my observations on the film’s portrayal of “mecha” love, and my thoughts on the film’s criticisms. When I was a tween, I often found my mother watching obscure and dark films late at…

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[Nostalgia Week] Coming Soon from Walt Disney Home Video: A Reflection on the Era of Direct-to-Video Sequels

In the past few years, Disney’s output has been equal parts plentiful and predictable. Since the release and subsequent success of their 2014 reimagining of Sleeping Beauty in the form of Maleficent, each year has seen a new live-action (or, in a few cases, hyper-realistic CGI) remake of one of the company’s many classic animated…

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GFF REVIEW: ‘Iorram (Boat Song)’ (2021) is a Gentle Collage of Living History

Iorram is a piece of actual history presented as cinema. Or more accurately, as its subtitle suggests, as a piece of traditional poetry and song.

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REVIEW: ‘One Night in Miami’ (2020) is a Triumph of Black Humanity

King expertly strips away the trappings of fame and the burdens of hindsight to reveal the self-doubting, exhausted men underneath these imposing legends as they spend their night in Miami.

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