Review: ‘The Wolf Hour’ (2020) Naomi Watts Melts Away in Half-Baked Thriller

June’s self-imposed exile amidst a city going mad under the sun and in the shadow of a serial killer is perhaps a strange inversion to the current global isolation gripping the world.

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GFF REVIEW: ‘Papicha’ Teaches Us About The Bravery Behind Loving

“Papicha is about the beauty of love and unity, in a world that is so hateful and divided.”  Papicha, Mounia Meddour’s debut feature, is a gut-punching true story set on the brink of the Algerian civil war. The story follows Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri), a university student hoping for a career in fashion  in this harrowing…

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Women in Horror: Jenni and Jacinda's Top 2019 Horror Releases

2019 saw a release of over 30 horror films ranging in all themes and popularity. Our favorite horror films of 2019 cover a lot of this ground. Octavia Spencer, Rebecca Ferguson, Park So Dam, and Florence Pugh are just a few names that dominated the horror genre last year. From indies like In Fabric to blockbusters like Us, our favorites span across an array of themes and storylines.

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'Bringing up Baby' (1938) is a Revolutionary Queer Protest

Bringing up Baby rejects norms and subverts expectations in this sub-textually queer screwball comedy.

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The Legacy of 'Queer as Folk'

Twenty years have passed since the original British version of Queer as Folk finished, a show that was seen as pioneering in its bold depiction of gay life. It ended after only two seasons but managed to create quite a stir in the time that it was on air with its brash, amoral characters and casual sex.

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Ennui on the Screen and The LGBTQ+ Shadow

A look at the philosophical underpinnings of LGBTQ+ cinema and television

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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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Let the Past Die: Generational Conflict in Rian Johnson Films

In his recent features, Rian Johnson has weaved generational conflict into stories that feel universal and current; be it in a futuristic Kansas or a galaxy far far away.

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Thor, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, And The Problem With Fatsuits

A deep dive into Fat Thor in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and the problem with using fatsuits on screen.

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