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Film & TV

Should Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther Be Recast?

The late actor started T'Challa's legacy. It shouldn't end with him too.

by KAYLA COTTER

34th Street Staff Picks: What Street's Been Watching, March 2022

Looking for something to watch over spring break? Street’s got you covered.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Living in the Past: The Rise of De–Aging Technology in Hollywood

When it comes to banking off of nostalgia, the film industry has more tools at its disposal than ever.

by KAYLA COTTER

Hollywood’s Colorism Problem: Where has Lupita Nyong’o been?

Nyong’o should be one of Hollywood's most in–demand actresses. But now she mainly resides on magazine covers.

by JACOB A. POLLACK

Mourning ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and the Great American Television Comedy

In 2021, one of television’s greatest ensembles of all time faded away—but was there even more lost?

by JULIA POLSTER

How Disney is Subverting the Fairytale Narrative

Lately, Disney's animated features are highlighting family over romance. 

by KAYLA COTTER

In Defense of Che Diaz

Yes, Che Diaz sucks. But the most controversial character in 'And Just Like That...' also brought the "sex" back into the city.

by JACOB A. POLLACK

Give These Romantic Tropes A Second Chance

Revisiting some of the most perfectly executed romantic tropes in film

by CINDY ZHANG

'Definition Please' is a Hot Take on South Asian Stereotypes

Sujata Day rewrites South Asian characters and dismantles damaging stereotypes in her genre–bending directorial debut.

by CINDY ZHANG

Are Penn Students Experiencing “Superhero Fatigue?”

Some fans have become increasingly burned out from the redundant storylines of comic book movies and shows.

by JACOB A. POLLACK

Netflix’s 'Hype House' Isn’t Just Boring—It’s Sad.

Living in the Hype House was once the pinnacle of TikTok success. Now, it’s just a shallow reminder of the miserable nature of fame. 

by KIRA WANG

For Ejun Hong, Animation is a Means of Self–Discovery

This Penn first–year tells powerful stories through her dreamlike animations.

by KAYLA COTTER

Studying on a Film Set: Penn’s Famous Movie Locations

While Los Angeles and New York universities might boast the most film sets, Penn is also home to some of Hollywood’s greatest movies. 

by JACOB A. POLLACK

The Grim Fate of Movie Theaters: Nothing but Comic Book Movies

2021 box office numbers showed that audiences prefer “event” franchise movies to indie or star–driven films.

by JACOB A. POLLACK

Disney's 'Encanto' is an Enchanting Film with an Important Message

The colorful animated film tackles intergenerational family struggles.

by JACK NYCZ

M. Night Shyamalan's Brilliant Direction Shines in the Season Three Premiere of 'Servant'

The hit–or–miss director hits it big with this Apple TV production. 

by KAYLA COTTER

The Push and Pull of Dark Academia

Exploring the disturbing duality of dark academia in 'Dead Poets Society,' 'Kill Your Darlings,' and 'Rope'

by CINDY ZHANG

How Betty White Crossed Generational Borders

Reflecting on the comedy legend’s prolific career

by KAYLA COTTER

Todd Haynes’ 'The Velvet Underground' Seeks to Extend Time

The 2021 documentary shows how the rock band started as counterculture and became canon.

by ALICE HEYEH

Street’s Favorite TV and Movies of 2021

This year provided us with no shortage of binge material for quarantine, escapism, and plain old lazy days.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

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