Cyrus Cohen

Eyeliner aficionado & "The Leftovers" #1 fan. Would take a bullet for Claire Denis.

The Academy Award for Best International Feature Film Needs More Than a Name Change

By Cyrus Cohen 

As a second film is disqualified from the category, debate continues over the current rules and how they exclude certain countries from participating in the prestigious competition.

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Shot by Shot with ‘The End of the F***ing World’ Season 2 Trailer

By Cyrus Cohen 

It’s been two years since the premiere of the British cult classic, but fans don’t have to wait much longer for answers about that notorious cliffhanger.

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‘Fractured’ Review: Harrowing Hospitals and Husbands

By Cyrus Cohen 

Brad Anderson’s latest is ambitious, but might try to cram in too many ideas for its own good.

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Loneliness and Middle-Aged Villainy in ‘Greta’ and ‘Ma’

By Cyrus Cohen 

There’s much more to these two antagonists than meets the eye.

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Sensationalist, Sexist, or Something More: Munchausen by Proxy Moms

By Cyrus Cohen 

A recent pattern in miniseries moms introduces a new kind of villain to television.

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Incels in Space

By Cyrus Cohen 

What the ‘Black Mirror’ episode “USS Callister” teaches us about male fragility, video game fandoms, and the danger of unregulated online spaces.

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Women Filmmakers Are Dominating The Fall Film Festivals, And It’s Time We Notice

By Cyrus Cohen 

‘Joker’ might be getting the most write-ups out of Venice, but women are reigning supreme at Canada’s premier film festival.


The Making of a Meme: Absurdity Epitomized in the ‘Cats’ Trailer

By Cyrus Cohen 

How Jennifer Hudson’s facial expression broke the internet.