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Film & TV

Street's Favorite TV and Movies of 2022

This year's best offerings on the big and small screens included plenty of reboots and a fair share of originals, but were all ambitious, experimental, and engrossing.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

A look back on ‘Pitch Perfect’s’ legacy from Penn’s a cappella community

While not exact mirrors of each other, ‘Pitch Perfect’ and Penn’s a cappella community share many similarities with each other. 

by ALEX BAXTER

‘The White Lotus’ Season Two: Slouching Towards Sicily

In the sun–and–sex drenched second season of the hit HBO show The White Lotus, money only satisfies so much. 

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

2022 New York Film Festival: Full of Under–the–Radar Gems

This year’s New York Film Festival continued to testify the power of cinematic art and its everlasting appeal.

by WEIKE LI

A Wolf in Frat Guy’s Clothing: The Cautionary Tale of Tell Me Lies

The scandalous streaming show that should be mandatory viewing for girls in college and prohibited content for their parents.

by EMMA HALPER

Cate Blanchett Makes Music and Monsters in 'Tár'

Todd Field’s stunning new drama shows us that absolute power will corrupt absolutely anybody.

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

From Sidewalk to Studio 8H: The SNL Stand–By Experience

Trying to get tickets to SNL is not very glamorous, but getting the chance to watch the show live is a moment you’ll never forget. 

by JACOB POLLACK

'Do Revenge:' A Classic Mean Girl Drama with a Fresh Twist

Revenge is a dish best served in style.

by OLIVIA REYNOLDS

Why Comedies are the Most Effective Dramas

Sitcoms such as 'Derry Girls,' 'Community,' and 'the Office' remain some of the biggest tearjerkers.

by ALEXANDRA KANAN

The Problem of Postfeminism in Television

The empowerment of reclaiming antifeminist ideals is false, only leading to unhealthy behavioral expectations for teen girls.

by OLIVIA REYNOLDS

What Does ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Stand for in 2022?

The series' newest, uneven fifth season is proof that 'The Handmaid’s Tale' doesn’t know what it wants to say anymore. 

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

Bravo’s Most Wanted: When the Worst Real Housewives Are the Best TV

With three housewives in a decade being involved with federal crimes, where is the line between good ethics and good television?

by EMMA HALPER

It's Time to Bring Mystique and Surprise Back into Film

Indie horrors like 'Barbarian' continue to shock, terrify, and surprise audiences at the box office. How can Hollywood learn from it?

by RAHUL VARIAR

‘Blonde’ Is Anything but an Authentic Representation of Marilyn Monroe

While the film succeeds in its stylistic choices, ‘Blonde’ is a poor and fictional recounting of Marilyn Monroe’s life. 

by WEIKE LI

‘Smile’ is a horror film that’ll make you frown

The film’s portrayal of stigmatized subjects, particularly towards mental illness, is offensive and off-putting.

by EMMA MARKS

‘Can I Touch You There?’: Inside Hollywood’s Intimacy Coordination Boom

A look into Hollywood’s mixed feelings about the industry’s new sex–scenes standards.

by EMMA HALPER

Dave Made the Most Absurd Horror Movie on Your Watchlist

Why the arts–and–crafts horror film 'Dave Made a Maze' is exactly what the genre needed.

by ALEXANDRA KANAN

Revisiting ‘Avatar’ 13 years after its initial release, does the modern classic still hold up?

Though James Cameron's era–defining epic lacks a cohesive plot at times, it's a spectacle that absolutely deserves its popularity. 

by ALEX BAXTER

"Saving Face" is the Queer Romcom Everybody Should Be Watching

This 2004 romantic comedy deserves a place in the queer canon despite never belonging to it.

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

Was the Magic of the Winx Club Lost in the Reboot?

Revamping a children's show wasn't completely successful this time, but the entertainment industry should keep trying.

by OLIVIA REYNOLDS

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