Top of the Docs #48 – Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

With Dawson City: Frozen Time the, extremities at which film can survive is told through a documentary narrative like no other.

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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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BFI FLARE INTERVIEW: Shana Myara on Finding Fat Liberation With ‘Well Rounded’ (2020)

Shana Myara talks to us about her debut feature documentary, ‘Well Rounded’, fresh from BFI Flare.

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REVIEW: ‘The Banishing’ (2020) is a Sunday Morning Movie

The Banishing is a horror movie built on familiar ground, and despite good intentions never quite surpasses its origins

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