Little Women Is the Ultimate Christmas Film, Actually

Little Women Is the Ultimate Christmas Film, Actually

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ (2019) starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and more, is the ultimate Christmas film, even if it’s arguably not even a Christmas film at all. Rehana Nurmahi explains.

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There’s No Place like St. Louis at Christmas

There’s No Place like St. Louis at Christmas

If ‘The Wizard of Oz’ taught us that there’s no place like home, ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ taught us that, actually, there’s no place like St. Louis. Essay by Margaret Roarty.

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85-Year-Old ‘My Man Godfrey’ Is a Crash Course in Comic Perfection

85-Year-Old ‘My Man Godfrey’ Is a Crash Course in Comic Perfection

Gregory La Cava comedy ‘My Man Godfrey’ (1936), starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, could teach modern Hollywood some lessons, even at 85 years old. Retrospective essay by Sloan De Forest.

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Prone to Bouts of Mania, Narcissism and Power Failure: Watching High-Rise and Snowpiercer in 2021

Prone to Bouts of Mania, Narcissism and Power Failure: Watching High-Rise and Snowpiercer in 2021

With hindsight and terrifying changes in the real world, Ben Wheatley’s ‘High-Rise’ and Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Snowpiercer’ have been given new power and relevance as socially conscious art. Essay by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Conjuring Nonsense: Devils Didn’t Make Him Do It

Conjuring Nonsense: Devils Didn’t Make Him Do It

The third ‘Conjuring’ film reinforces the dangerous myth that the supernatural is somehow responsible for the heinous crimes of humanity, and it’s a problem as big as cinema itself. Essay from Jacob Davis.

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Thelma and Louise: The Most Powerful Final Image in Cinema

Thelma and Louise: The Most Powerful Final Image in Cinema

How the ending to Ridley Scott’s ‘Thelma & Louise’ (1991) is one of the most iconic and powerful in all of cinema, and how it can be interpreted. Essay by Gala Woolley.

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DC’s Lightest Movie, Shazam!, Also Contains Its Darkest Moment

DC’s Lightest Movie, Shazam!, Also Contains Its Darkest Moment

In the light-hearted family movie Shazam!, that subverted the tone of the earlier DCEU, David F. Sandberg finds space for a heartbreaking character moment. Article by Rob Gifford.

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Netflix’s Business Model Doesn’t Allow for Long-Term Film Success

Netflix’s Business Model Doesn’t Allow for Long-Term Film Success

Netflix Original movies seem to disappear just as soon as they’ve appeared, and with a new film set to be released during every week of 2021, it’s an issue filmmakers should take notice of. Essay by Luke Hinton.

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