Double Take

Double Take is a series where Anna Swanson and Meg Shields sit down and yell at each other about the controversial, uncomfortable, and contentious corners of cinema.

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Double Take: ‘Shrek’ at 20 and the Iconic Legacy of DreamWorks’ “All Star”

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It’s the 20th Shrekiversary. Time to peel back the layers.


Double Take: They Got ‘Constantine’ Right The First Time

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For its 16th anniversary, here’s our re-appraisal of the DC comic book movie.

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Double Take: ‘Showgirls’ at 25 and the Unlikely Legacy of Nomi Malone 

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One of the worst films of all time? We think not! For the film’s 25th anniversary, here’s our re-appraisal of ‘Showgirls.’


Double Take: Is Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ Secretly a Masterpiece?

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Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ is a masterpiece to some, and a piece of garbage to others. Let’s settle this with a re-appraisal.


Double Take: Unpacking The Controversies of ‘Joker’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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Two films about radicalization made waves at TIFF, but what do these vastly different movies actually have to say about the subject?

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Double Take: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

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Anna Swanson loves the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise. Meg Shields adamantly does not. They debate action stars’ masculinity, when the films peaked, and if space is the only place left to go.

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Double Take: ‘The House That Jack Built’

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‘The House That Jack Built’ is a divisive parade of depraved obscenities, and according to the Double Take duo: it rules. Here’s why.

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Double Take: ‘High Life’

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In space, no one but Meg Shields and Anna Swanson can hear your bodily fluids. You’ll need to keep reading for the context.