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Staff Selects: Bad Roommates

To keep up with the horror theme and celebrate the release of The War with Grandpa, we’re talking about one of the most horrific things that can happen to someone, having a bad roommate. We’re not just limiting it to the type you’d find in a college dorm though, after all, what is a spouse…

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Staff Selects: Horror

Staff Selects is back and we’re kicking off October with a selection of some horror films that we thought are underseen or else we just wanted to write about. Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shinya Tsukamoto’s cyberpunk fever dream of a film begins with a man—the “Metal Fetishist”—slicing open his thigh with a knife and then…

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In Conversation: John Turturro

Henry: About five months back, in the span of about two weeks, I watched Do the Right Thing, Raging Bull, the Transformers franchise, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Mr. Deeds, and I had this realization that I guess I’ve had before but never so strongly, that John Turturro is one of the most incredible…

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Go Fish’s Unique and Early Portrayal of Lesbian Communities

{Written by Bel Mander} Traditionally in society, thus reflected in film, lesbian communities are related and depicted though their relations, or lack thereof, with men. Cinema has traditionally taken a very male centric view of society, and lesbianism, while a threat to this order, is no different. Historically, lesbian communities have been ignored by mainstream…

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Staff Selects: Ennio Morricone

This week on Staff Selects we honor the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone whose worked stretched from Leone to Carpenter to Pasolini to Tarantino and to hundreds of others in between. For A Few Dollars More There are six cinematic musical scores that will go down in history as instantly recognisable: The Godfather, Jaws, Star…

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The Love of the Father: Fathering in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

{Written by H. R. Gibs} The role of the father in cinema, as in life, is an important one. Often depicted in unhealthy terms or through two-dimensional gormlessness, the internal motives of the father character can so often be restrained to a simplistic moral leaning of “good” or “bad”. In Richard Curtis’s 2013 film About…

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