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January 16, 2022
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Column: X-men franchise could lose their mystique

By | Dec 8, 2021

Liking movies is subjective, but when you look at the overall reception of some of these movies, it becomes clear that the X-Men series has struggled.


Column: Christmas movies gets secularized

By | Dec 1, 2021

The increase of secularism in society has reshaped the holiday season and is most directly seen in the progression of holiday films. 


Column: Horror genre has relied on female sexuality

By | Nov 17, 2021

Since early horror films like “The Phantom of The Opera,” the genre has relied heavily on using women and their sexuality for its plots.


Column: Romance literature takes over bestsellers lists

By | Nov 9, 2021

Romance literature has become a billion-dollar-industry that dominates bestsellers lists and shows no signs of slowing down.


Column: Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are the latest “it” celebrities

By | Nov 3, 2021

Timothée Chalamet is the latest “it” guy, an obsession that Hollywood has with making one person the beauty standard for the time.


Column: Legacy of James Bond is polluted with misogyny

By | Oct 26, 2021

Until a few weeks ago, the sexism in James Bond movies has been as iconic as his vodka martini order.


Column: Action movie genre underrepresents female audiences

By | Oct 20, 2021

Despite public perception, women watch action movies just as much as men. Yet in modern cinema, they are not represented in the same way men are.


Column: Strong female characters are often not well-written

By | Oct 6, 2021

There are two types of “strong female character”: stoic action-heroines and genuinely well-written female characters.


Column: Despite fatigue, Cinderella story continues being told

By | Sep 30, 2021

With hundreds of different versions of the story having been told, Cinderella remains one of the culturally relevant fairy tales in history.


Column: Separating the art from the artist should end

By | Sep 23, 2021

With two of the most anticipated albums of the year featuring accused and convicted sex criminals, we can stop separating the art from the artist.


Column: James Patterson reigns king of commercialized literature

By | Sep 21, 2021

James Patterson’s book empire is all about staying on top of the New York Times bestseller list rather than telling new and original stories.


Column: Cinema experiences social media influencer takeover

By | Sep 21, 2021

Concurrent with the rise of the social media influencer has been the influencer-to-movie-stardom pipeline.