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    Caregiver horror ‘Amulet’ builds from quiet dread to feminist body-horror

Caregiver horror ‘Amulet’ builds from quiet dread to feminist body-horror

“Peace, quiet, homecooked food — what more could the bachelor want?” Looks like 2020 is not only the year of the pandemic, it’s the biggest year for caregiver horror — “Relic” recently crept into theaters where it “decayed,” in the words of our own Spencer Kain, while the much-anticipated “Saint Maud” has been pulled until further notice. Between these two, Romola Garai has unchained her directorial debut, “Amulet.” There’s more to the

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    Revisiting Tyler The Creator’s ‘Flower Boy’ three years later

Revisiting Tyler The Creator’s ‘Flower Boy’ three years later

For starters, I’ve never been the biggest Tyler, The Creator fan out there. I respected his talent, especially during his run with Odd Future, but I couldn’t get past his psychotic edgelord persona and his third studio album “Cherry Bomb” left a sour taste in my mouth. But in the summer of 2017 with the release of his fourth studio album, “Flower Boy,” I realized not only did Tyler leave

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    ‘Radioactive’ suffers from flimsy storytelling, but sports a powerful lead

‘Radioactive’ suffers from flimsy storytelling, but sports a powerful lead

In the late 1800s, Polish-born Marie Curie discovered a new element alongside her scientist husband in Paris. The element, radium, revolutionized science and lead to some of the greatest (and most tragic) scientific events in history. As a female scientist in the 19th century working in a male-dominated field, and discovering one of the most dangerous and devastating elements, no less, Marie’s road to the history books was no cake

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    Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ is a career-defining album and her best work to date

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ is a career-defining album and her best work to date

For nearly every other Taylor Swift album, the buildup to its release has been monumental. It’s been a strategic process on her part, and superfans read into every minute detail of each Instagram post that could possibly reveal the details of the album. But her latest project was released quickly and quietly, though that doesn’t mean the buzz has been any less than usual — the artist announced her unexpected eighth

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    Emmy Nominations: Highlights, snubs and predictions for the 2020 awards

Emmy Nominations: Highlights, snubs and predictions for the 2020 awards

The 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday, so it’s time to familiarize yourself with this year’s contenders. While this is in no way a comprehensive breakdown of every category (I skipped over writing, directing, guest acting, reality and variety talk categories), the shows listed are enough to keep you occupied until the Emmys air. I recommend you go ahead and start binge-watching now before the virtual show

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    Tropes in entertainment media: Abduction as Romance

Tropes in entertainment media: Abduction as Romance

(This is Part 5 in an ongoing series that examines tropes that perpetuate harmful stereotypes and behaviors in media against women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. Click the links to read Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4). 2016’s “Passengers” is a high-concept sci-fi film featuring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as space colonists who are awakened from their hibernation 90 years too early. The film was marketed as

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    Lacy Crawford’s ‘Notes on a Silencing’ memoir chronicles her experience as sexual assault survivor

Lacy Crawford’s ‘Notes on a Silencing’ memoir chronicles her experience as sexual assault survivor

Content Warning: sexual assault, rape “First, they refused to believe me. Then they shamed me. Then they silenced me.” “Notes on a Silencing: a Memoir” by Lacy Crawford details her time and experience at the prestigious private boarding school, St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. The memoir recounts her sexual assault at the hands of two 18-year-old upperclassmen when she was 15 and how St. Paul’s covered up the assault

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    ‘Relic’ is promising debut but decays in its execution

‘Relic’ is promising debut but decays in its execution

“Everything decays.” Upon seeing the strong word-of-mouth buzz and comparisons to “Hereditary” and “The Babadook” that “Relic” reaped before it’s release, I was quite looking forward to another solid horror film since there hasn’t really been one that’s stuck out to me recently. After seeing it’s 91% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the hype grew more from there. Now, having seen it, I dare say “Relic” is a case of

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    Preview: ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’ promises another addictive, grizzly romp through Gilded Age New York

Preview: ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’ promises another addictive, grizzly romp through Gilded Age New York

“Every mind is like the ocean. There’s surface and depth in all of us.” After two-and-a-half years of quiet, TNT’s “The Alienist” is creeping back out from the shadows to take viewers back to New York City at the turn of the 19th century with it’s second miniseries, “The Angel of Darkness.”  The original miniseries, based on Caleb Carr’s novel of the same name, followed an impromptu team of investigators,

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    Katherine Langford tries to anchor uneven YA Netflix fantasy ‘Cursed’

Katherine Langford tries to anchor uneven YA Netflix fantasy ‘Cursed’

¨Where to begin? With fire or water?” Another year, another twist on Arthurian myth. Dating back millennia, the original mythology has been re-adapted, re-worked and satirized with dozens of reinterpretations and reboots, now including Netflix’s “Cursed.” This time, Katherine Langford inhabits the role of Nimue, the Lady of the Lake, famous for usually beseeching Arthur’s Excalibur when he’s not pulling it from a stone, now at the center of the

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