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Film & TV

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 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 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

Award–Winning Penn Filmmaker Eli Ricanati on his Gripping Short Film, 'The Frontiers Are My Prison'

Eli Ricanati’s new short film is an impressive and mature story on consciousness and creativity. 

by JACOB POLLACK

‘Eternals’ Falls Victim to the Marvel Formula

Marvel’s latest effort shows why it’s time to redefine the superhero genre.

by KAYLA COTTER

How ‘Living Single’ Was The Blueprint For ‘Friends’

The impact of Living Single can’t be understated or ignored.

by SHELBY ABAYIE

The Feminine Urge to Base Your Personality On Girlbosses in Film

Analyzing trends in our favorite female protagonists from 2000 onwards

by CINDY ZHANG

What to Expect in 'Riverdale' Season Six

Based on the first five installments, here's what the latest might look like.

by TARA ANAND

The Coming–of–Age American College Experience

America is deeply devoted to the dream of attending college—and is far less interested in the quality of education it provides.  

by HEATHER SHIEH

Kristen Stewart’s 'Spencer' is the Best (and Hopefully Last) Portrayal of Princess Diana

The movie is a haunting tale of Princess Diana’s Christmas with the Royal Family as she grapples with an impending divorce.

by JACOB POLLACK

Kristen Stewart and the Hollywood Rollercoaster

How did 'The Twilight Saga' ultimately impact her career?

by CINDY ZHANG

These Four Films are Touching Odes to Journalism

Reflecting on the films that pay tribute to the underappreciated art form of journalism

by KAYLA COTTER

What to Watch if You Liked ‘Squid Game’

While you wait for the second season of 'Squid Game,' give some of these recommendations a try.

by EMILY MOON

The Problem With Hollywood's 25–Year–Old Teens

TV teens are mature, sexy, and seductive—the perfect bait for a hormonal teen audience—and that's a big problem.

by SHELBY ABAYIE

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