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Film & TV

365 Days Isn’t Just a Movie. It’s An Affront.

While Athlete A fights standards and stigmas, 365 Days is not only offensive to women— it's dangerous.

by EVA INGBER

Celine Sciamma's 'Water Lilies' is a Raw Look at Awkward Adolescence

Taking a look at the 'Portrait of a Lady On Fire' director's first film

by AVNEET RANDHAWA

Pride Month Has Passed, But These Heartfelt LGBTQIA+ Films Endure

From forbidden love stories to informative documentaries, here are some films to watch whether or not it's Pride Month. 

by EVA INGBER

"These are Their Stories": Law and Order S.V.U. in the Age of "Copaganda"

Reexamining my favorite TV show and its feminist heroine as America questions the age-old police procedural

by DENALI SAGNER

Mainstream TV Should Make More Shows Like Normal People

Sally Rooney’s novel is exactly the kind of story teens should see on television

by EVA INGBER

'Avatar: the Last Airbender' Isn't Just My Favorite Television Show

How I invested my entire childhood into a cartoon out of a reluctance to abandon it

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Gaspar Noe’s ‘Enter the Void’ Puts Bad Trips to Shame

Noé's visual experiment is terrifying, hilarious, disgusting, and shocking— just like the drugs displayed 

by TANA CUTURELA

Why British Panel Shows are the Best Quarantine Watch

With their lack of competition and easy–going structure, these shows make for the perfect distraction.

by HARSHITA GUPTA

The Top Fictional Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania

From "It's Always Sunny" to "Master of None", even fictional characters pick Penn.

by SAM KESLER

Why Case Shows Never End Well

Shows like "Criminal Minds" are great—until they aren't. What makes their endings so unfulfilling?

by HARSHITA GUPTA

34th Street’s Official Quarantine Watch List

Because social distancing is really just one long Netflix binge with breaks in between.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

'The Invisible Man' is the Prototype of the Modern Horror Movie

'The Invisible Man' captures the terror of domestic abuse, being watched, and not being believed.

by ANNA COLLINS

"Life in Shorts": Director Gavin O'Connor on 'The Way Back'

Speaking with this Penn alum on his new film starring Ben Affleck.

by SAM KESLER

Disney's LGBTQ Representation in 'Onward' May be a Misstep

Lena Waithe's character in 'Onward' is apparently Disney's first out gay character, but is it a positive portrayal?

by ANNA COLLINS

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Wasn't Worth the Wait

'Sonic' just doesn't recapture the magic of the furry blue hedgehog.

by ANNA COLLINS

How 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Caters to the Female Gaze

A beautiful film that focuses on the artistic value of women's lives.

by HARSHITA GUPTA

Part 3 of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is Disappointing and Confusing

There are too many plotlines packed into this short season. 

by DANNIE WATSON

A Piece for Pugh

Why is Florence Pugh so famous, and why is it well–deserved?

by ANNA COLLINS

'Picard' is a Modern Update on the Idealism of Star Trek

A science fiction show that explores the moral consequences of its past.  

by HARSHITA GUPTA

Kristen Schaal: Animation's Most Memorable Voice

Kristen Schaal's talent has defined the best-known animated characters of the last decade. 

by HARSHITA GUPTA

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