The Humanity of 2000s Postmodernist Cinema

In a movement mostly known for genre experimentation, these films managed to add emotionality to postmodernism.

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Perfect Humiliation: ‘All About Lily Chou-Chou’ (2001), Adolescence, and the Dawn of the Internet Loner

‘All About Lily Chou-Chou’ (2001) explores the relationship between identity, humiliation, and fandom for the kids of Japan in the early days of the Internet.

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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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