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In Praise of Big Little Lies: Why It Matters

Abuse is a heavy and complex issue that is too often misrepresented in film and television. It’s sensationalized,...

From Bombay Beach, With Love

In my senior year of college, I felt wildly untethered by the ambiguous path ahead of my graduation. I knew this to...

The It Franchise: How a Horror Phenomenon Built a Home in my Heart

The most intriguing aspect of Stephen King's renowned novel It, has always been the coming of age story that is at the...

Frances Ha: Learning To Just Go For It

The phrase "follow your dreams" can quickly garner a wave of sighs and eye rolls. The four-syllable slogan has exhausted its...

the Horror Renaissance

As I sat down in my film class after having seen It: Chapter Two the previous weekend, I was astonished to hear...

High Life and Ad Astra: Desire and Loneliness in Space

At a quick glance, it would be easy to say that the sci-fi genre is dying. It feels like every time you...

ad astra, thoughts : a combination of a basic, cliché drama and a touching humane lesson

The two-faced nature of Ad Astra requires the movie to be seen in theaters. Because half of the movie is a basic,...

The Love Witch: Turning Intimacy and Romance into Feminist Horror

Spoilers ahead! In The Love Witch’s campy, technicolor universe, there’s little more to live...