Top of the Docs #21 – Citizenfour (2014)

Since the Cold War and maybe even before, we have all been jokingly aware of the fact that our respective governments are, to some extent, watching us.

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Ten Black and Totally Badass Villains and Heroines in Horror

Black women continue to play a wider (though not much wider) range of roles, from villains to heroines, in outstanding, unforgettable films. This list is just a small taste of the talent Black women have brought to the genre. It’s their headway that will hopefully bring in another new age where Hollywood can break the stereotypes of them in film completely, and this list can grow even larger as more Black women are offered the titular and main roles in the horror genre.

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Criminal Record #5 – Gay Desire and the Psychosexual Thriller

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. This week, a look at gay thrillers of the last ten years.

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Our LGBTQ+ Awakenings

Editor’s note: Most interviewees are noted only with their first name to protect anonymity  When poets and hopeless romantics lament about love, they often discuss that “lightning bolt” moment. The experience of seeing someone for the first time and thinking “Oh wow”. Some people inflate this moment as a sign of first love, some dismiss…

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Ennui on the Screen and Remaining Yourself

It can be a challenge not just to reveal yourself but, in a society keen to keep to the status quo, to continually express yourself authentically. Entertainment sheds light on this struggle.

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PRIDE 2020: The Casual Queerness of ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ (2018)

In this world of magic and mayhem, it is its casual representation of queer characters that establishes She-Ra as one of the best shows on TV.

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The Wes Dispatch #3: Trauma, Grief and Accepting Help in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001)

The third installment of The Wes Dispatch takes a look at the themes of trauma and grief in The Royal Tenenbaums

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REVIEW: ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ (2019) is an Offbeat Feminist Folk Horror

A comic folk horror that erupts into a feminist story of woman’s rebirth and fiery retribution.

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