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Exploring Grief in Josephine Decker’s ‘The Sky is Everywhere’

What is grief? A deep sorrow. A sharp pain. A keenly felt distress over a loss or affliction. All are true, though they ring a touch vague and disinterested. They are, of course, textbook definitions.

Looking at grief through an objective lens can prove useful in developing a fundamental understanding of the feeling.read more.

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Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of The Dog’ Earns Its Acclaim

Jane Campion’s film The Power of The Dog leads the 2022 Oscar season, boasting 12 nominations, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion.

The Power of The Dog is a Western psychological drama based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage, and hails a strong cast with Benedict Cumberbatch in the leading role accompanied by Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee (all four of whom are now Oscar nominees as well).… read more.

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Beyond Humanity’s Solipsism: Nathalie Biancheri’s ‘Wolf’

'Wolf' movie poster in sea green. George McKay and Lilly Rose Depp stare into each other's eyesWriter/Director Nathalie Biancheri’s beautiful and compelling debut art film, Wolf, is the story of Jacob (George MacKay), a young man who sincerely believes he’s a wolf.

Set at an institution dedicated to reversing “species dysphoria” — an actual psychiatric syndrome, albeit a rare and under-researched one — Wolf challenges audiences to reflect on matters of identity and their impact on ecological relationality.… read more.

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Gavin Larsen on the Agony & Ecstasy of Being a Ballerina

FF2 Guest Post by Martha Anne Toll

I spent long years tilling the writing vineyards before my debut novel, Three Muses, found its home with Regal House Publishing. (See link below!)

Having written a prima ballerina as a main character, I made it my business to read ballet books, particularly before and after I wrote my novel.… read more.

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Transforming Metal in Julia Ducournau’s Film ‘Titane’

Titane – the French spelling for the metal titanium –is a slasher flick which features no less than six murders in its first half-hour.

Watching writer/director Julia Ducournau’s new film wasn’t exactly a pleasurable experience for me. I frequently cringed, and had to force myself not to look away.… read more.

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Rethinking the Reboot in ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’

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For a movie that so loves to talk about itself, The Matrix: Resurrections has nothing to say once tasked with having a plot.
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