REVIEW: ‘Here Are the Young Men’ (2021) Is A Vibrant Exploration of Youth Violence and Addiction

Here Are the Young Men depicts the downfall of three teenage boys who find themselves immersed in a world full of drugs and alcoholism. 

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Five Years Later: Sophia Takal’s ‘Always Shine’ (2016) and the Horror of Being Trapped in Performance

While film history contains many portrayals of backstabbing women on the verge of a breakdown, Always Shine offers the idea that the terrifying thing isn’t women themselves but rather the limiting roles society provides for them (along with the disastrous results they lead to).

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What ‘WandaVision’ Could Mean For the Future of Prestige TV

WandaVision put Marvel in the world of TV in a big way, but is it enough to be good for television’s future?

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The Ethics of Filming Poverty: Who Has a Right to Tell ‘Nomadland’ (2020)?

It is phenomenal that these stories are being told. However, what does it mean if they only tell a partial story, with little condemnation of the system that maintains it? 

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2021 Academy Awards: First-Time Acting Nominees

A few familiar faces are included in the Oscar Nominations— such as Anthony Hopkins, Viola Davis, Glenn Close, and Frances McDormand— but the fresh blood is overwhelming.

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REVIEW: ‘Homeward’ (2021) Is Ukraine’s Unlikely Road Trip Oscar Nomination

The intricacy that Homeward dances around will perhaps prevent a wider appreciation of the film, but with a Cannes premiere and being Ukraine’s Academy Award entry for Best International Film, the film’s cultural poignance is its main grounding. 

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[Between the Lines] Why ‘Palm Springs’ (2020) Should Have Been Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

Without diminishing the nominees, there is one screenplay that should have made the cut.

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Nostalgia, Toxic Masculinity, and Geek Culture in ‘Stranger Things’

While incorporating pop culture references, Stranger Things is a case study of the different hyper-masculine and nerd characters that are portrayed on the show.

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