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Film & TV

Cannes Dispatch

Nostalgia and realism in a lackluster year of film

by WEIKE LI

The Brooklyn Film Festival Immerses Audiences in an Embrace of Art and Identity

“Art IS better when it movies.”

by CHENYAO LIU

Coming of Age in the Spirit Realm

‘Spirited Away’ remains a feat of animation and a journey of the heart—especially for this staff writer and graduated Penn senior.

by JULIA FISCHER

Alex Garland Is Breaking Everyone’s Brain

The release of the director’s fourth film, the Civil War, has divided film discourse. 

by ADEN BERGER

Zendaya's 'Challengers' Shines With Pure Delight and Depravity

Tennis is exciting when full of techno, sex, and attractive actors.

by FIONA HERZOG

The Power of Prestige Television

How HBO's 'Band of Brothers' leaves an indelible impact in the age of streaming

by AMY LUO

Francis Ford Coppola is Going All In Again

The legendary director will finally release his long–gestating dream project, ‘Megalopolis’ this year.

by ADEN BERGER

Percy Jackson on Disney+

A childhood cultural phenomenon beyond the screen

by ERIN JEON

In Praise of Subtle Acting

Why Lily Gladstone Deserves Best Actress

by ERIN JEON

The Most Underrated Oscar Category

Short films are the backbone of the film industry.

by BEA HAMMAM

Anyone but You: The Return or Continued Lull of The Classic Rom-Com?

Does the modern revival of the rom–com remain “Unwritten”?

by CAITLYN IACCINO

Dune: Part Two Shows the Way

Dune Director Villeneuve is conquering new worlds amidst the action movie slump.

by AARON VISSER

Consumers Aren’t Dumb; They Are Deprived of Access.

Popularity and profitability in film are not in odds with artistic merits.

by FIONA HERZOG

From Stand–Up to Screen

Rachel Sennott defies conventions and champions authenticity, all in pursuit of comedic excellence.

by ERIN JEON

Twisted Romance on Screen

'May December' and 'Saltburn' explore the gray zones between love and obsession.

by FIONA HERZOG

8 Nominations are Kenough

The Barbie Oscars outrage is amazing for the Oscars

by EMMA HALPER

Holocaust Representation in "The Zone of Interest' "

Street discusses how Glazer's unconventional film techniques portray the Holocaust in a new horrific light.

by FIONA HERZOG and BEA HAMMAM

Rediscovering Film Outside the Comfort of Our Room

How to rediscover love for film in spite of the allure of scrolling endlessly.

by FIONA HERZOG

Guilty of Misrepresentation

The newest season of Law and Order begins with an episode that parallels Penn’s latest free speech troubles.

by NORAH RAMI

A Conversation on 'The Boy and the Heron'

Hayao Miyazaki begs the fundamental question of our existence in his final swan song.

by FIONA HERZOG and WEIKE LI

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