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A Spectator’s Indulgence of the Merging of Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham | Analysing Television's Most Mesmerising Dynamic
WARNING This essay contains some descriptions of gore and violence, as well as spoilers for all seasons of Hannibal. I highly encourage you to listen to the soundtrack while reading this.
Review: 'I May Destroy You' and its Groundbreaking Conversation around Trauma and Assault
This review contains spoilers for the first season of I May Destroy You as well as discussions around rape trauma and sexual assault.
Escaping Through Filmmaking - Making It: Women in Film
This is the transcript of the first episode of Making It: Women in Film - “Escaping Through Filmmaking”. Hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita.
Why Do You Feel Entitled to Accept an Apology that is Not Made for You? Jenna Marbles, Shane Dawson, Halle Berry, and more.
In the past few years, the conversation around holding people accountable for their actions has been very hostile. You have people deliberately searching for tweets with slurs to find out a now big YouTuber said something homophobic when they were 14 and now want them off the face of the planet, where it’s quite clear the goal is not to hold them accountable or promote growth, but playing God.
We Need to Talk About Copaganda | Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the Future for Cops on Screen
As the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against police brutality have reached a boiling point in the past few weeks, following the horrendous murder of George Floyd by a police officer, many discussions about accountability and media influence have sparked.
DISCLOSURE, J.K. Rowling, & Why the Narrative of Violent Trans Women in Pop-Culture Has to Change
For the past few days, #TransWomenAreWomen has been trending on Twitter. This is after Stephen King tweeted just that which got J.K. Rowling to unfollow him and delete a tweet where she thanked and praised him (after he retweeted an excerpt from a thread of hers).
STOP Making Breonna Taylor's Death into a Meme | Here is What You Can Do to Actually Help Arresting the Cops that Killed Her.
*100% of the earnings from reads on this article will be donated to the Loveland Foundation (read more about the organization at the end).
Review | DA 5 BLOODS: Violent, Shakespearean, and Powerful as Hell
Following a group of four black American Vietnam-war veterans, we tread with careful steps through ghostly memories and volatile grounds as the men return to a field they never truly left. With a masterful cast, immersive cinematography, a Hollywood classic soundtrack, and charmingly frank directing, it’s safe to say that Spike Lee has done it again.