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Euphoria: Love, Sex, Drugs, & Mental Health

“Everytime I feel good, I think it’ll last forever, but it doesn’t.” – Rue An adaptation of the Israeli show with the same name, HBO’s Euphoria follows 17 year old Rue and her battle with drugs, mental health, belonging, and friendship. Within her circle is Jules, a transgender girl trying to find her place within […]

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6 Dark & Disturbing Films for your Watchlist

Requiem for a Dream Synopsis: An exploration into the human condition, into the need for love, connection, and happiness. Requiem for a Dream explores these themes through the lives of different characters who are all searching for a better life. Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) becomes addicted to losing weight, leading her to popping pills which […]

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Midsommar (2019): Confusing art

Midsommar (2019) takes place in rural Scandinavia during a swedish midsummer festival. A young couple and their friends soon find out that they are amidst the company of a pagan cult. Strange events unfold, along with the deterioration of Dani’s mental health in this “horror” movie directed by Ari Aster. 

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Hope in the face of oppression

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) tells the tale of McMurphy, who fakes insanity in order to be transferred to a mental ward so that he can escape prison labour. Once in the ward for the mentally unstable, McMurphy must carry on faking insanity in order to convince the staff whilst also rising against […]

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The Others (2001) – Film review & analysis

The Others (2001) tells the story of Grace (Nicole Kidman) who moves into a new house in Jersey with her two photosensitive children. Strange events start to occur which leads Grace into believing that her house is haunted.

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A Separation (2011) review

A Separation (2011) is a film that explores the complicated reasoning behind every main character’s actions in a sophisticated way that leaves the audience constantly questioning the true intentions of each character. 

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Stand By Me (1986)

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” – Gordie Lachance Rob Reiner’s 1986 Stand By Me is a timeless film because of its profound nostalgic presence. Adapted from Stephen King’s 1982 novella ‘The Body’, Stand By Me is a story of four friends […]

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Three great Margot Robbie performances in celebration of her turning 31

I, Tonya Based on the life of Tonya Harding, I, Tonya is set in 1991 following the life of her figure skating career in which she became the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. I, Tonya follows the life of Tonya Harding and the domestic abuse she suffered and endured […]