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“La Belle Saison” (2015) And How Bittersweet Endings Make Better Films (Analysis)

“La Belle Saison” (2015) And How Bittersweet Endings Make Better Films (Analysis)

June 9, 2021

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(Izïa Higelin and Cécile de France in 2015's La Belle Saison/Summertime

 

"LA BELLE SAISON" / "SUMMERTIME" 

France/Belgium, 2015

Directed by: Catherine Corsini

Starring: Izïa Higelin, Cécile de France

 

IMDB Synopsis: A young woman moves from the French countryside to Paris and begins a passionate love affair with a feminist leader in this drama set in 1970s France.

 
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Killing Eve: Season 3 Analysis

Killing Eve: Season 3 Analysis

May 24, 2021

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(Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve

 

"Killing Eve" (US, 2018-)

Season 3 - U.S.A., 2020

Show Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge 

Starring: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

 

IMDB Synopsis: After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

 
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Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez
 
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Work in Progress: Season 1 Analysis

Work in Progress: Season 1 Analysis

May 10, 2021

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(Abby McEnany and Theo Germaine in Work in Progress Season 1)

 

"Work in Progress" (US, 2019-)

Season 1 - U.S.A., 2019

Show Creator: Abby McEnany, Tim Mason

Starring: Abby McEnany, Theo Germaine, Karin Anglin, Celeste Pechous

 

IMDB Synopsis: Abby, a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. 

 
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Killing Eve: Season 2 Analysis

Killing Eve: Season 2 Analysis

April 14, 2021

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(Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in "Killing Eve")

 

"Killing Eve" (US, 2018-2020)

Season 2 - U.S.A., 2019

Show Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge 

Starring: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

 

IMDB Synopsis: After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

 
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Killing Eve: Season 1 Analysis

Killing Eve: Season 1 Analysis

March 29, 2021

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(Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve

 

"Killing Eve" (US, 2018-2020)

Season 1 - U.S.A., 2018

Show Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge 

Starring: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

 

IMDB Synopsis: After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

 
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“Spontaneous Combustion” - EASY (2019) - Finale Episode Analysis

“Spontaneous Combustion” - EASY (2019) - Finale Episode Analysis

March 15, 2021

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(Kiersey Clemons and Jaqueline Toboni in "Easy" 2019)

 

"Spontaneous Combustion" - EASY (US, 2016-2019)

U.S.A., 2019

Written & Directed by: Joe Swanberg

Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Jaqueline Toboni

 

IMDB Synopsis: When Chase and Jo's lease is up, Chase admits she's not ready to be in a committed relationship. But making a clean break isn't easy.

 
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“The World to Come” (2020) And How it Continues to Bury the Gays - (Film Analysis)

“The World to Come” (2020) And How it Continues to Bury the Gays - (Film Analysis)

March 8, 2021

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(Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby in "The World to Come")

 

"THE WORLD TO COME"

U.S.A., 2020

Directed: Mona Fastvold

Starring: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott

IMDB Synopsis: Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically. 

 
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“The Watermelon Woman” (1996) and How it Explores the Mammy Role (Analysis)

“The Watermelon Woman” (1996) and How it Explores the Mammy Role (Analysis)

February 15, 2021

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(Guinevere Turner and Cheryl Dunye in "The Watermelon Woman"0

 

"THE WATERMELON WOMAN"

U.S.A., 1996

Written/Directed: Cheryl Dunye

Starring: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker

Synopsis: 25 year old Cheryl is a black, lesbian filmmaker in Philadelphia with a purpose to make a documentary centering on a forgotten 1930’s actress while dealing with issues of race and homophobia. 

 
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“Your Name Engraved Herein” 2020 - Film Analysis Feat. Tony Naputi

“Your Name Engraved Herein” 2020 - Film Analysis Feat. Tony Naputi

February 7, 2021

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(Edward Chen and Jing-Hua Tseng in "Your Name Engraved Herein")

"YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN" / 刻在你心底的名字

Taiwan, 2020

Directed by: Kuang-Hui Liu

Starring: Edward Chen, Jing-Hua Tseng

Netflix Synopsis: In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-Han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma.

 
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“God’s Own Country” 2017 -  Film Review & Analysis

“God’s Own Country” 2017 - Film Review & Analysis

January 31, 2021

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"GOD'S OWN COUNTRY"

United Kingdom, 2017

Directed by: Francis Lee

Starring: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu

IMDB Synopsis: Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
 
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“Ammonite” 2020 - Film Review & Analysis

“Ammonite” 2020 - Film Review & Analysis

January 25, 2021

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(Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet in "Ammonite")

 

"AMMONITE"

United Kingdom, 2020

Directed by: Francis Lee

Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan

IMDB Synopsis: 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
 
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“The Handmaiden” 2016 - Film Review & Analysis

“The Handmaiden” 2016 - Film Review & Analysis

January 7, 2021

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(Kim Tae-ri and Kim Min-hee in "The Handmaiden". Courtesy of Amazon Prime)

 

"THE HANDMAIDEN"/"AGASSI"

South Korea, 2016

Directed by: Chan wook-Park

Starring: Kim Min-hee and Kim Tae-ri

IMDB Synopsis: A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
 
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“The Christmas Setup” 2020 - Film Review

“The Christmas Setup” 2020 - Film Review

December 25, 2020

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(Fran Drescher, Blake Lee, & Hugo Spencer in "The Christmas Setup"

"THE CHRISTMAS SETUP"

U.S.A. , 2020

Directed by: Pat Mills

Starring: Ben Lewis, Blake Lee, Fran Drescher

IMDB Synopsis: As they enjoy the local holidays together, Hugo and Patrick's attraction to each other is undeniable but as Hugo receives word of a big promotion requiring a move to London, he must decide what is most important to him.
 
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“Happiest Season” 2020 - Film Review

“Happiest Season” 2020 - Film Review

December 13, 2020

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(Mackenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart in "Happiest Season". Courtesy of IMDB)

"HAPPIEST SEASON"

U.S.A. , 2020

Written / Directed by: Clea DuVall

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Aubrey Plaza

IMDB Synopsis: A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
 
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“A New York Christmas Wedding” 2020 - Film Review & Analysis

“A New York Christmas Wedding” 2020 - Film Review & Analysis

December 5, 2020

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(Adriana DeMeo & Nia Fairweather in "A New York Christmas Wedding" 2020. Courtesy of Netflix)

"A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS WEDDING"

U.S.A. , 2020

Written / Directed by: Otoja Abit

Starring: Nia Fairweather, Adriana DeMeo, Cooper Koch

Netflix Synopsis: As her wedding nears, a bride-to-be is visited by an angel who reveals what could have been if she'd followed feelings for her childhood best friend.
 
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