How ‘Alien’ (1979) Queered the Binaries of Traditional Gender

“Their constant conflict with a creature that is a monstrous exaggeration of reproduction is a determination to not be defined by biology and live free from others perception of binary.”

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How ‘It Follows’ (2014) Re-Imagines the Final Girl

In the nearly thirty years since the term was coined, Final Girls have appeared in many iterations, some pushing boundaries and some in line with the traditional trope. David Robert Mitchell’s film It Follows (2014) directly confronts the problems with the Final Girl while maintaining some elements of the trope, playing a role in crafting a new, modern version of the Final Girl.

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Flip Screen’s Horror Awards: 2017 Winners

Best Actor – Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) Kaluuya is easily one of the best actors working today and this film displays exactly why. Playing Chris, a photographer going to meet his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time, Kaluuya eases from laidback and humorous to petrified and desperate, brilliantly bringing to life all the complexity…

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The Golden Age of Trailers

From the first shot of Warner Bros.’ first official trailer for John Crowley’s The Goldfinch, an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, I knew I was hooked. The opening notes of Perfume Genius’ “Otherside” set a powerful, ethereal tone, with Roger Deakins’ signature and stylish cinematography guiding the viewer through the same journey. Ansel…

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