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    An Appreciation of Zoey Deutch and ‘Buffaloed’

    It could have been easy for Zoey Deutch to sexualize her performance in Buffaloed. Deutch’s Peg Dahl is powerful, and she repeatedly gets men to do what she wants. She instead gave a performance of an unapologetically strong woman that should resonate in film history as changing the perception of how female roles can be […] More

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    Awards Radar Endorses Joe Biden for President

    It’s hardly good business to be overtly political, but then again, some things are more important than money. I fully believe that the upcoming election is the most important one in memory, not only for what it can do, but also for what it must avoid. Now is not the time to sit on the […] More

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    Save Room for ‘Pen15’ at the 2021 Emmys

    Middle school may have only gotten worse, but Pen15 continues to get better. The seven-episode second season doubles down on cringe, but it makes viewers squirm out of relatability. Creators Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibleman have managed to generate empathy from the lowest moments of middle school. Our central duo must navigate bullies, […] More

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    ‘Ted Lasso’ is the Ultimate Quarantine Salve

    Times are tough. Between a worldwide pandemic, police brutality, natural disasters, and a contentious election, it takes a lot to keep one sane. For 30-minutes every Friday, Apple TV+’s new comedy Ted Lasso provides the perfect salve for the 2020 blues. The fish-out-of-water comedy uses positivity in the face of obstacles to soothe and delight, […] More

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    Pixar: Making Adults Cry Since 1986

    Since Pixar debuted into the hearts and souls of cinema goers, it hasn’t failed to create ingenious shorts and stunning features over its 34-year existence. From the bugs of A Bug’s Life, the monsters of Monsters, Inc., as well as the fish of Finding Nemo, all the way to the cars of the Cars trilogy, […] More

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    The Good Enough Parents of ‘Babyteeth’

    In a key scene in Shannon Murphy’s debut feature Babyteeth, beleaguered parents Anna and Henry look on in the backyard of their home, seeing their terminally ill daughter Milla suggestively “play wrestling” with her delinquent and older boyfriend Moses.  “This is the worst possible parenting I can imagine,” Anna sighs.  Which begs the question… compared […] More

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    I’m Thinking of Charlie Kaufman Things

    I’m Thinking of Ending Things is now streaming on Netflix. Wait, was I supposed to save that until the end? Let me start over. It’s not every day that you see one of the most important films you’ll ever see. For me, this happened on a cold evening in late October, 2008. Chicago’s infamously frigid […] More

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    Four Deserving Horror Films The Academy Will Ignore

    For decades, the horror genre has taken a serious back seat when it comes to the Academy Awards. Simply put, the true horror of the Oscars is the lack of horror. Since Jordan Peele’s illustrious Best Original Screenplay Oscar win for Get Out in 2018, Peele’s filmmaking career has taken off and been one to […] More

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