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The Troublesome Message of Taming a Woman in 'Tater Tot & Patton'

The dynamic in Andrew Kightlinger's Tater Tot & Patton, wherein it falls on a troubled middle-aged man to teach a young woman how he thinks she ought to behave, is concerning.

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TIFF 2018: Endzeit (Ever After)

Endzeit joins Annihilation in challenging us to embrace the end of our world.

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TIFF 2018: 'Greta'

Neil Jordan's latest thriller, Greta, doesn't make sense -- but it's a wild ride.

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TIFF 2018: 'Vox Lux'

Brady Corbet's Vox Lux is a horror movie about the link between hedonism and explosive violence in the 21st century. Don't let anyone tell you differently.

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TIFF 2018: Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo's heart is in the right place. The problem is, from the Latino perspective, the "friendship" in this story could be the basis of a horror movie.

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TIFF 2018: Teen Spirit

Max Minghella's first feature film, Teen Spirit, has two really good music videos -- and some confused ideas about mentorship.

Television

Hannah Gadsby's 'Nanette' Makes Us Realize the Present Tense

Hannah Gadsby's acclaimed Netflix special is a cultural milestone not only because it demands a better future, but because it teaches us about the present moment and where we might go next.

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Propoganda Isn't About Trying to Fool You

Lee McIntyre's 'Post-Truth' is a history lesson and a call to action asking liberals to defend the concept of objective truth. But is it the best approach to the problem?

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Power and Misogyny in 'Red Sparrow'

Red Sparrow isn't a great spy thriller, but it's a fascinating take on women fighting for control over their own bodies.

Film

What 'Annihilation' Shows Us about the Future of Serious Nerd Movies

Contrary to Alex Garland's disappointment that Paramount sold his film to Netflix, it might be a good thing for film nerds.

Reviews

TIFF 2017: Woman Walks Ahead

This film confuses different types of oppression, and seems to propose that people who’ve experienced misogyny are uniquely qualified to understand racism and vice versa.

Katherine Murray
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TIFF 2017: High Fantasy

High Fantasy presents a brilliant take on the sci-fi body-switching genre, transforming a device that’s usually used for laughs into one that uncovers deeper truths about the complex nature of identity.

Katherine Murray
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TIFF 2017: What Will People Say

The culture clash in What Will People Say is manifest in a life-and-death difference between interpretations of defiance.

Katherine Murray
Television

Disaster and Individualism in 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones trades in everything good and bad about nations and realms for everything good and bad about pure individualism.

Katherine Murray
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