“Obviously, Doctor, you’ve never been a thirteen year old girl.” So says Cecilia to the condescending male doctor who claims she’s too young to attempt suicide because “you’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.” This memorable exchange underscores the indifference of the adults to the very real suffering of five sensitive […]

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Why Rom-Coms Matter

October 13th, 2020

Tamar Jeffers McDonald, author of Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl, aptly defines any entry of the romantic comedy genre as “a film, which has as its central narrative motor a quest for love, which portrays this quest in a lighthearted way and almost always to successful conclusion.” I urge us to do the same. Otherwise, […]

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It’s October again, and Halloween is nigh, though one might argue in 2020, Every Day is Halloween. After all, we live in a world where we must daily don masks, and the bogeyman is undeniably real. So, perhaps it seems counter-intuitive to seek additional scares in our entertainment, though, historically, horror films always prosper during […]

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