“Only the Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Only the Parts of Others”: Hotboxing Human Connection in ‘Compartment No. 6’ (2021)

‘Kuosmanen wipes away this alternative story, and instead history is relegated to the sidelines of this film about forging human connection based on little other than present circumstances and emotional necessity.’

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Exploring True Intimacy and Marriage in FX’s ‘The Americans’

“There are small yet significant moments of intimacy and trust between the two characters that can almost go unnoticed. It isn’t the kind of show where characters declare their love or express feelings explicitly, but rather the actions and sacrifices show how much they mean to each other.”

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Not Racist, Just Lonely: The Rampant Use of Orientalism in ‘Lost in Translation’ (2003) 

“Ultimately, in ‘Lost in Translation,’ it is through the act of reinforcing the stigmatized image of an Asian man, rather than the act of challenging it, that the main theme of the film is established.”

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REVIEW: ‘Shining Girls’ Is An Ambitious Crime Drama That Misses The Mark

“‘Shining Girls’ is an eight-episode series that promises to build up an intense story of a serial killer, but the non-linear structure becomes uneven and clunky.”

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REVIEW: Queerness is Contemplative when ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021)

“Taken either as a lazy afternoon watch or a jumping-off point for discussion, ‘Boy Meets Boy’ has it within to satisfy a gay audience hungry for better films.”

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Cowboys’ (2021) is an Epic Journey That Tells an Untold Story

Kerrigan has crafted an emotional and epic journey for modern audiences.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021) is an Intimate Snapshot of a Queer Romance

Sparks fly in Boy Meets Boy, a wonderful story of queer love and connection set in modern day Berlin.

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[The Revolution Will Be Televised] ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (2019) and the Mythological Bedrock of Rebellion

True History illuminates the ways shared fiction gives form and mass to rebellion, and how cult mythology acts as the cornerstone to revolt.

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REVIEW: ‘Anything for Jackson’ (2020) is a Delightfully Twisted Horror With Real Charm

Featuring a demonic contortionist that will make you scream, Dyck’s swerve into the horror genre is well worth an evening’s sacrifice.

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REVIEW: Jim Cummings is Back With a Bite in ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ (2020)

The tightly-wound, violent energy and the spiralling personal drama coexist in ways I’ve not experienced outside of Cummings’ oeuvre.

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