Anna Swanson

Anna Swanson is a Senior Contributor who hails from Toronto. She can usually be found at the nearest rep screening of a Brian De Palma film.

Rosamund Pike Discusses ‘Beirut,’ Working with Jon Hamm, and Life After ‘Gone Girl’

By Anna Swanson 

We chat with the Oscar-nominated actress about her latest thriller and why David Fincher was the “blessing” of her life.

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The Best Year In Movies Was 1962

By Anna Swanson 

The studio system was collapsing, the French New Wave was on the rise, and Gregory Peck was cinema’s greatest dad. 

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Bond, James Bond: 7 Ways to Introduce Everyone’s Favorite Spy

By Anna Swanson 

James Bond has been introduced and reintroduced to audiences a lot over the years. That’s part of why the franchise is still going strong.

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‘The Snake Pit’ 70 Years Later: Cinema’s Relationship To Mental Institutions

By Anna Swanson 

The Olivia de Havilland classic was an indictment of how patients were treated in mental institutions and it inspired changes in real hospital policies.

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How Katharine Hepburn Orchestrated Her Hollywood Comeback On Her Own Terms

By Anna Swanson 

Once dubbed “the most maligned woman in Hollywood,” Hepburn fought a frustratingly familiar uphill battle against her own industry.

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A Brief History Of Directors Remaking Their Own Films And What We Can Learn From Them

By Anna Swanson 

From the blatantly unoriginal remake to the beneficial opportunity for improvement, the practice always has interesting results.

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Blumhouse is Making a True Crime Series About a Case No One Wants Solved

By Anna Swanson 

Blumhouse is right to get in on the true crime trend, but they should probably choose a new direction for it.

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Gina Rodriguez Could Have The Romcom Solution To Netflix’s Quality Problem

By Anna Swanson 

She will star in and produce a love story about female friendships from Sweet/Vicious creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.

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Some Great Women From History Are About To Have Their Stories Told

By Anna Swanson 

These upcoming biopics will put female perspectives front and center.