‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Isn’t About Sex

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Isn’t About Sex

Stanley Kubrick’s final film, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, isn’t about sex. It’s about Christmas. Of all the Christmas movies, it may be the most cynical. Essay by Declan O’Reilly.

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The Echo of ‘Oldboy’ in ‘Monkey Man’

The Echo of ‘Oldboy’ in ‘Monkey Man’

By reflecting elements of South Korean action cinema, ‘Monkey Man’ distinguishes itself from the formulaic patterns of contemporary Hollywood revenge narratives. Essay by Jake Fittipaldi.

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The Curtain Call on Film Tragedies

The Curtain Call on Film Tragedies

Tragedy seems to be a genre which no longer holds much weight in cinema. Why is this? Ceridwen Millington outlines in this cinephilic essay.

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Autism Pride: How Film Taught Me to Live

Autism Pride: How Film Taught Me to Live

“For me, diagnosis meant freedom… celebration… life.” Bella Madge chronicles her journey through film to self-acceptance and understanding in this Autistic Pride piece.

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Superimpositions: How Wim Wenders’ ‘Anselm’ Merges Cinema and Museum

Superimpositions: How Wim Wenders’ ‘Anselm’ Merges Cinema and Museum

Wim Wenders’ 2023 film ‘Anselm’, made in collaboration with Neue Wilde contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, merges the experiences of museums and cinema. Article by Joanna Seifter.

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Why John Cassavetes Is a Production Pioneer

Why John Cassavetes Is a Production Pioneer

Legendary filmmaker John Cassavetes was an emblem of cinema’s independent spirit. Here’s how he became a production pioneer. Article by Leah McDonald.

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Chasing the Present in ‘Before Sunset’

Chasing the Present in ‘Before Sunset’

Richard Linklater’s middle entry into his Before Trilogy, ‘Before Sunset’ (2004) is about attempting to live in the present. Here’s how it achieves that. Essay by Kyra Lieberman.

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