10 Years Later, ‘Easy A’ (2010) Grapples With a Complex Legacy

Separating the legacy of ‘Easy A’ from Emma Stone’s career is an impossibility: in a way, she is this film’s legacy. The durability of her performance is indisputable—Olive is a star making role, and Stone thrives when given the license to be her full charismatic self. Instead, consider this: has ‘Easy A’ itself stood the test of time? The answer is… complicated.

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Finding Beauty in Humanity: Remembering Lynn Shelton Through Her Work

Throughout her career, Lynn Shelton created a safe space for characters (and viewers alike) to feel like they belong – no matter how awkward, complex or messy they are. 

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Why, 25 Years Later, ‘Clueless’ (1995) Remains Our Smartest Jane Austen Adaptation

When Jane Austen began work on her 1815 novel, Emma, she predicted that her heroine would be one “whom no one but myself will much like.” It’s true that Emma Woodhouse, being “handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition,” moving through her provincial life “with very little to distress or…

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A Love Letter to the Superhero Genre: ‘Sky High’ (2005) 15 Years Later

Especially in times of stress, there’s comfort in the familiar—and in the current world of movies, there’s nothing more familiar than superheroes. Fifteen years later, although Sky High (2005) is unmistakably of a different era, the movie wears its age very well.

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Creating An Imagined Reality: The Cinematic Brilliance Of ‘Inception’ (2010) Ten Years Later

“What really makes Inception such a unique and memorable film is the fact that much of its action takes place within the subconscious minds of its characters.”

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65 Years of Walt Disney’s ‘Lady & the Tramp’

Although not quite as popular as their human counterparts, two likeable pups made their mark in Disney history in 1955, and their story has since cemented itself into the popular imagination,

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She’s a Bad Mama Jama: A Dedication to Pamela Voorhees

As the mother of the famous Jason Voorhees, Ms. Voorhees birthed this franchise, literally and figuratively. 40 years ago, in the franchise’s first film, Pamela Voorhees watched her son drown as a result of the negligence of the counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. In a fit of vengeance, she kills the counselors and remains at the camp for years after – murdering anyone who dared to reopen it. After a night of blood and guts, she prepares to take her final victim – Alice Hardy (Adrienne King) – in the film’s climax. Before she had a chance, Alice decapitates Ms. Voorhees, and the film ends with an ominous jump-scare of a young Jason rising from the calm waters of Crystal Lake.

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A Wish My Heart Made: How 70 Years on, Cinderella Continues to Inspire

Films we watch as children fundamentally shape us. We all have films that, though they may not be anything special, are held dearly to us. For me, this film is undoubtedly Cinderella (1950), a film that I have loved from childhood all the way through to my adult life.

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100 Years of Pollyanna: The Legacy of Mary Pickford, and Recapturing Childhood Through Performance

For every Uncut Gems there’s a diamond in the rough. So it is about time we celebrate Pollyanna, arguably Mary Pickford’s best role.

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