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  1. The Avocado

    Love pop culture? Want to talk about it with other people who love pop culture, and maybe make some friends? Welcome to The Avocado, “a home for people who want to discuss movies, TV, or any of a wide range of pop culture while fostering a sense of community where you can share in each […]

    Comics
  2. Why I Needed Parasite

    J.S. Park on Academy Award-winning film Parasite: “But more than that, a good story, like the one in Parasite, makes us more human. Hearing more stories makes us better, more whole, more gracious. We need diverse stories, and good ones.”

    Diversity
  3. Lorene Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ and the Anatomy of the Scam

    “These archetypes give women the extremely confused message that to be truly independent, ambitious, and empowered — and dare we say, feminist — is to perform well in the marketplace of the likeable self. It also gives capitalism, which is superficially unfashionable, a second life: its mercenary logic can take on a socially conscientious sheen.”

    Feminism
  4. No One Cares What I Think about the New Star Wars

    With the final episode in the Star Wars saga just around the corner, writer Lucy Blue, a lifelong super-fan, reflects on the movies’ darker, more morally ambiguous tone, and the way the series has evolved since her ’70s childhood.

    Commentary
  5. The 100 Best Movies of the Decade

    At IndieWire, explore a list of the 100 best movies of the 2010s, from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice (#100) to Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (#1).

    Film
    Image via IndieWire
  6. Redefining the Hero: The Extrapolated Costume Design of Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman was filled with beautiful, powerful costuming, and a rich, detailed culture for the Amazons — and it all came from Lynda Carter and her 1970’s leotard.

    Fashion
  7. Marvel, Gatekeeping and the ‘Problem’ with Avengers: Infinity War

    “If film should only be for stories which tell a complete picture across two or three films, then is cinema not restricting itself?” Pop-culture critic Tony Black defends the ambitiously hermetic Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Comics
  8. One Travel Destination to Rule Them All

    At For the Love of Nike, Jennifer takes us on a photographic tour of Hobbiton — the land of the hobbits as filmed in The Lord of the Rings — in Matamata, New Zealand.

    Exploration
    Image by Jennifer at For the Love of Nike
  9. Hollywood Is Out of Unoriginal Ideas

    Justice League flopped, while truly original films like Get Out and Lady Bird are critically and financially successful. So what’s up with all the reboots?

    Film
  10. Wonderful Cinema

    Looking for something good to watch? The passionate cinemaphiles behind Wonderful Cinema share digestible, spoiler-free reviews — and only for the movies they love.

    Popular Culture
    Image by Holder.Ellgaard via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  11. FilmGrab

    Are you a movie and/or photography buff? At FilmGrab, cinephile Donnacha is building “a growing archive of stills from the best films ever.”

    Art
  12. “The human race was not, in fact, exterminated in the late 1990s, as the film portends—but we have been doing our damnedest ever since to make sure it is.”

    Commentary
  13. Wonder Woman and Boogeymen

    Elizabeth cried watching Wonder Woman. Why? “I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie where a woman character kicked ass and all of us didn’t have to pay the price for that by first watching at least one woman be violently dehumanized before us.”

    Essay
    JD Hancock (CC BY 2.0)
  14. Film Quarterly

    A magazine for serious film lovers: in-depth articles, reviews, and interviews examining all aspects of film history, film theory, and the impact of film, video, and television on culture and society.

    Culture
  15. Site in the Spotlight: What’s New at Film School Rejects

    Neil Miller, the publisher of Film School Rejects, talks about the website’s return to WordPress.

    Film