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The Male Gaze in the 21st Century Cinema

Voyeurism, the practice of taking pleasure in observing something private, is explained by the Freudian theory scopophilia; human instinct of looking. Laura...

midsommar; a look at grief and trauma

Midsommar doesn't bother to hide the underlying themes of mental health and perhaps even lets that be one of the main points...

Rape and Revenge Films: Feminism or Fetishization?

Content Warning The article below discusses non-graphic themes of sexual assault and violence. Please take caution before reading.

Netflix and The Rise of (Toxic) Teen Romance Dramas

After - Credit: Netflix After scrolling through Netflix to no avail one afternoon, my best friend and I...

Fast Color: A Poignant Superhero-Drama That Demands to be Seen

Some may argue a directors biggest feat is getting a strong performance out of their actors, and Julia Hart is no stranger...

Frances Ha and Female Friendships

If you were to take a moment and think of what movies teach us about female friendships, what would you realize? That...

In My Defense of Beach Party Movies

As the end of July approaches, moviegoers are enjoying the earlier summer blockbusters from May and June while anticipating the ones that...

Finding Happiness in Their “Desert Hearts”

Pride Month for any cinephile translates to immediately binge-watching any LGBT movies that are within reach. While it’s easy to focus solely...