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Interpreting the Monster: Examining David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Since the early 1900’s, horror films have used various types of “monsters” to fight against the main protagonists.  Typically, the monster is not the old-fashioned type of antagonist as they come to life due to uncontrollable circumstances, thus making the audience feel some type of sympathy towards them.   Commentators on horror employ diverse approaches of argumentation

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Top 5 Anime Movies You Need to Watch (That are not from Studio Ghibli)

Written by: Artur Galvao Undeniably Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki have pioneered the way for anime film by raising the standards that are demanded out production studios in Japan. However, this may come as shock to some people but there exist great anime films not released by Studio Ghibli, I know, shocking isn’t it. I want to dedicate this

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Using ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ to Explain Why Cultural Appropriation is Wrong, but Morally Permissible

Written by: Artur Galvao This is an philosophy paper written by one of our writers for his course on morally of cultural appropriation. Although no one will probably read this, I still wanted to post it for proposes an ethical theory not commonly explore in these parameters.  And, it uses “Avatar: The Last Airbender” so, why not. Keep in mind

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Academy Awards 2018: A Small but Meaningful Win for the Horror, Sci-Fi & Superhero Genres

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Every year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences honour some of the best films of the year. Every year however, aside from an incredibly small number of films, the horror, sci-fi, superhero and action genres are often subjected to snubs by the Academy. While these films strike a chord with audiences, bringing in hundreds

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The Case for Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger as Marvel’s Greatest Cinematic Villain

*SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER & THOR: RAGNAROK BELOW* For years now, Marvel films have long been criticized for its handling of villains. Fans bear witness to the fluctuating trend of villains being produced by Marvel Studios, Fox and even Sony as characters such as Magneto, Loki, Doctor Octopus and William Stryker had viewers in the palm of their hands whenever

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‘Deadpool’ as a Parody of the Superhero Genre

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Dating back to the 1960’s, films began to merge the comedic, romantic and satirical aspects of films with the busy and broad action sequences such as car chases and searching for a McGuffin in which rather whacky and crazy characters became involved in hyperactive action.  The action-comedy hybrid genre eventually branched off into parodies of action

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