Essays

Dead Poets Society

‘Dead Poets Society’ and the Beat Generation

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Thirty years later, the magic of this Robin Williams classic endures because of the thirst for learning that it continues to inspire.

Call Me By Your Name

‘Call Me By Your Name’ and the Unavoidable Brevity of Summer Love

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The brief and passionate relationship in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ ends in pain but proves it’s worth it all.

Crawl

17 Movies About Killer Crocs to Goofy Gators, Ranked from Worst to Best

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What’s the difference between alligators and crocodiles? It won’t matter when you’re trapped in a death roll beneath the water.

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How ‘The Florida Project’ Gives Harsh Reality the Fairy Tale Treatment

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When you think about it, it’s an ugly story—but damn, is it a beautiful film.

Blade Runner Übermensch

Übermensch in the ‘Blade Runner’ Franchise

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ expands on the themes of parenthood and superhumanity introduced in the 1982 film.

Robocop

The Violent Satire of ‘Robocop’

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Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic warned us about the future.

Hedwig

Discovering the Self Through Song in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

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John Cameron Mitchell’s pop-punk masterpiece uses conventions of the movie musical to deliver something beyond words.

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2019 Has Been a Year of Great Series Finales. No, Really.

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If you can get past the Game of Thrones of it all, it’s been a good year for small-screen endings.

Loved Ones

How to Have a Great Summer (According to Horror Movies)

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We know what you did last summer… want to make this one even better?