Five Plus Size Heroines From The Last Decade

With the filmmakers and showrunners behind the camera becoming slowly but increasingly more diverse, so too are the stories they tell.

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Top of the Docs #5 – 'Going Clear' (2015): Scientology and the Prison of Belief and Journalistic Documentary

In terms of mainstream documentary filmmaking over the past two decades, few figures have amassed as impressive a body of work as Alex Gibney. His documentaries often tackle corporate scandal, usually interrogating single corporations such as in Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005).

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REVIEW: ‘Horse Girl’ (2020) Leaves Behind a Craving for More

Horse Girl had a lot of potential, but ended up feeling like a strong concept and creative visuals strung together without deeper meaning. The ambiguous ending leaves behind a craving for something more.

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But Just How Gay is ‘The Lighthouse'(2019)?

God is the ultimate Daddy in the film noir horror, The Lighthouse.

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REVIEW: 'To All the Boys I Loved Before: P.S I Still Love You' (2020) Shows How Rom-Coms Can Save The World

To many, romantic comedies are reduced to a string of endless cliches. How can someone fall in love so fast? How can they all reconcile after such bitter conflict in the second act? Why is there always a party in a large house that absolutely no one but an upper-middle class family can own?

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A Love Letter to my Childhood: ‘High School Musical’ (2006)

High School Musical tells the stories of six starkly different teenagers and how it unites them all in their passion for music, breaking through the status quo.

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REVIEW: ‘The Staggering Girl’ (2020) Flaunts A Stunning Fashion-Consciousness

Boasting a stunning cast who adorne meticulously crafted garments, The Staggering Girl is director Luca Guadagnino’s venture into fashion collaboration.

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Top of the Docs #4 – 'Talking About Trees' and Cinema as Community

The history of a nation’s cinema is, of course, tied up in the history of a nation. Not every nation, however, has a history like Sudan. Split by civil war in 2011, the country is still in the midst of a power struggle and is often presented merely as a country bound to constant conflict.

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Eve’s Bayou (1997) is a Timeless Southern Gothic That Gives a Platform for Black Women

Southern Gothic is a sub-genre of fiction that takes place in the American South and that focuses on “grotesque themes”, “damaged, and delusional characters,” with hints of darkness and the supernatural. It also acts as the over-arching theme of Eve’s Bayou (1997), which looks into the façade of an African-American family, living deep in the…

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