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Is ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ a Feminist Film?

Susan Seidelman’s classic mistaken identity comedy, Desperately Seeking Susan, is a charming time capsule of 1980s NYC, and quite arguably the best movie Madonna ever …

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The Fiercely Independent Cinema of Maggie Gyllenhaal

One of our most under-appreciated actors working today, Maggie Gyllenhaal has spent the last two decades placing herself in the shoes, skin, and teeth of …

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Jake Gyllenhaal Enthralls Us

Jake Gyllenhaal is easily one of the most exciting actors working today. Over the past ten years or so alone, he has turned in some …

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What ‘The Right Stuff’ Gets Right

The early years of the American air and space programs saw a plethora of technological leaps and bounds, due in large part to a mixture …

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Lessons from a Newcomer: John Krasinski

Going from acting to directing is an easy way to raise eyebrows among critics, and it’s certainly no small feat. In fact, it’s quite rare …

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The Last Thing You’ll Hear

When a film ends, it’s the last line of dialogue that lingers in the mind. At least, for us. There are final lines of dialogue …

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The Wild Sounds of Sam Raimi

When Sam Raimi was honored with the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award 2016, he acknowledged the importance of sound in his work: “My career …

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The Internet’s Chosen One: Jeff Goldblum

One of the most unique actors to grace the screen, Jeff Goldblum is hard not to love. Just look at his impact on pop culture …

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No Country for Old Tropes: On Genre Subversion in the Western

Say you’ve never heard of a film. You might ask, “What kind of movie is it?” In other words, “What’s the genre?” The genre of …

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How ‘Halloween’ Became a Horror Classic

In 1978, John Carpenter released Halloween, introducing the world to the silent and horrifying serial killer, Michael Myers. Carpenter’s film was a game-changer and kicked …

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