10 Years On, ‘Never Let Me Go’ (2010) Isn’t As Bleak As You Remember

Never Let Me Go is more interested in the characters than the science-fiction elements: telling a story of love and making the most of what time we have.

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REVIEW: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ (2020) is a Paradox of a Film

I’m Thinking of Ending Things is everything and nothing, meaningless but meaningful.

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“You Shame Me!”- Analyzing a Woman’s Shame in ‘Drag Me to Hell’ (2009)

Since its initial release, Drag Me to Hell has received critical and commercial success. It showed the same scary, campy horror brilliance that Raimi demonstrated with The Evil Dead decades before. What also makes Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell so amazing is the subtext of shame. Whether he intended to or not, his film is saturated with associations of a woman’s shame. For this month’s Women in Horror, we want to take a deep dive into this subtext and dissect Raimi’s subtle nuances to convince you that this film is truly about a woman’s shame and how it is these insecurities that lay her literal path to hell.

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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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Now That’s What I Call Kino #3 – The Visual Imagery of Casablanca

Few films are as perfect as Casablanca. A stunning piece of film history that signifies the epitome of what Golden Age creatives could achieve in Hollywood. The greatest love story ever told tinted in an expressionist noir light – the cinematography of Casablanca is one of many reasons as to why this classic still has…

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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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REVIEW: ‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’ (2020) Has Matured, But Not Too Much

Long-time fans will thoroughly enjoy Lassie’s triumphant return and feel like they, too, are coming home.

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REVIEW: ‘The Assistant’ (2020) is an Unflinching Look at Harassment in the Workplace

Green has crafted a very real and very horrifying look into what it’s like to serve powerful executives within a toxic workplace.

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‘Mulholland Drive’ (2001) and the Artifice of the American Dream

How David Lynch tricks the audience and dismantles the American Dream in Mulholland Drive.

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Criminal Record # 8 – Crime Scene – LA in Double Indemnity

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. Over the next few entries: a look at how crime and location work together, beginning – where else? – in Hollywood.

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