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The duality of Mia Goth in ‘X’

Ti West’s recent film, X , takes horror back to its roots—rid of psychological warfare and instead renewing classic slasher tropes alongside erotica.Continue...

The art of movie soundtracks

A movie is only as good as its soundtrack.Continue...

The sound of musicals

Musicals are a powerfully evocative medium for artistic expression and telling stories, yet they are all too often bemoaned by the public.Continue...

‘Purple Hearts’ is not a romance movie

Purple Hearts has taken Netflix by storm over the past couple months, racking up over 100 million hours’ worth of streams. Continue...

‘The Batman’ takes risks that pay off

The Batman is the dark antithesis to contemporary superhero movies.Continue...

Men: Please watch ‘Promising Young Woman’

Promising Young Woman is deeply controversial. I can recognize why: it’s problematic, even dangerous, and has the potential to be deeply triggering for survivors of sexual violence. Still—it’s a triumph.Continue...

Let's get down to business: the live-action ‘Mulan’ disappoints

Disney’s new live-action Mulan is an overtly white interpretation of Chinese culture and a subpar adaptation of its animated antecedent, disappointing its $200 million production budget—and fans—on both fronts.Continue...

How Barbie movies foster female friendship

The biggest difference between girls that grew up in the 2000s versus the 2010s is who they define as their Rapunzel.Continue...

Analyzing the phenomenon of the YA book-to-movie adaptation

Do you remember the delightfully uncomplicated early 2010s, when movie adaptations of popular young adult (YA) dystopian novels dominated the box office?Continue...

For the first time in forever, Frozen 2 is here

I don’t know if it was the reclining chairs, the $8 ticket (thank you, ResSoc, for the group excursion), or the actual movie, but Frozen 2 was a really good time.Continue...

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