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Boyhood before ‘Boyhood’: The juvenile delinquent and Francois Truffaut’s ‘The 400 Blows’

For this column, despite my dependence on it for the title, I did not re-watch Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’, I do not want to watch that shit again. I’m sorry to its six Academy Award nominations, to its 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, to its $57 million box office, but I just don’t like it. My distaste Read More…

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Portrait de la jeune fille en feu: Céline Sciamma’s Unmissable Feminist Tale

Lesbian representation in films, in particular mainstream films, is difficult to find. The industry often shies away from a plot that focuses itself around the love between two women, perhaps out of a belief that it will not attract enough viewers, or perhaps because it is often over-sexualised and therefore reduces the scope of such Read More…