Masculinity

Mask Of Machismo

I Wanna Be What Intimidates Me: ‘The Art of Self Defense,’ ‘The Foot Fist Way,’ and The Mask of Machismo

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Two comedy films about the martial arts expose the spectacle of toxic masculinity.

The Rider

‘The Rider’ and ‘Last Chance U’ Show the Darker Side of American Masculinity

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Despite very different settings, one of 2018’s best movies and best television shows had a lot to say about youth¬†culture.

Collateral

The Masculine Parable of Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’

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This Storytellers¬†video essay explores Mann’s “meditation on masculinity.”

Pain And Gain

Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’ is More Essential Than Ever

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As it turns five, we look back at the smarter, more self-aware Michael Bay film that history may ultimately view as an essential look at today’s America.