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Film & TV

Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' Pilot: A Refreshing Take on Adapting Comic Book Stories

This series about seven former child superheroes is dark and intriguing from the very beginning.

by BEBE HODGES

'Arctic': Gorgeous, Terrifying, and Contemplative

A stranded man struggles to survive the cold in this quietly tense film.

by SHANNON ZHANG

Book–to–Movie Adaptations to Look Out For in 2019

Don't feel like reading the book? For these ten upcoming adaptations, you don't have to.

by CALISTA LOPEZ

What the Parallels between Netflix’s 'Russian Doll' and 'Maniac' Can Teach Us

How do themes of self–destructive alienation fit into our culture of binge–watching?

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

The Future of Star Wars: Analyzing a Franchise in Conflict

How will the final installment of the trilogy end, and how will it satisfy all its fans?

by ANNA COLLINS

Why Pixar’s 'Bao' Reminds Me of My Mom

This Oscar–winning animated short film is a poignant exploration of the love between immigrant parents and their children.

by JESSICA BAO

BlacKkKlansman or Black Panther?

Breaking the homogeneity of #OscarsSoWhite

by ANA HALLMAN

'Paddington 2' Was Robbed of an Oscar

Want to talk about Oscar snubs? 'Paddington 2' takes the cake.

by ANNA COLLINS

Street's Predictions for the 91st Academy Awards

What we want and what will probably happen are two very different things. 

by SAMANTHA SANDERS

Meet the Penn Sophomore Who Won an Oscar

Claire Sliney on producing the Best Documentary (Short Subject) winner, 'Period. End of Sentence.'

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

Marvel, DC, and the Superhero Movie Problem

The highs and lows of the superhero genre, and how it might be changing.

by ANNA COLLINS

‘Alita: Battle Angel’: Manga–to–Movie Adaptations Continue to Disappoint

Iron City needs a champion, not a romance. 

by SHANNON ZHANG

Dream–Casting the Upcoming 'Wicked' Movie

Wicked is flying into theaters in 2021—who will play our favorite witches and wizards?

by CALISTA LOPEZ

The Best Foreign–Language Horror on Netflix Right Now

Subtitles can still be scary.

by SOPHIA SCHULZ-RUSNACKO

Why 'Isn't It Romantic' Is Your Go–To Galentine's Day Flick

'Isn't It Romantic', starring Rebel Wilson, balances the classic with the sarcastic.

by BEBE HODGES

The Art of Scoring a Romance Film

 A beautiful score can shape a love story in a way that words can’t.

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

The Definitive List of the Best Sex Scenes on Netflix

Don't watch these films with your parents.

by SHRIYA BEESAM

On Learning all the Wrong Romantic Lessons from Disney Films

Four ways our favorite childhood movies misrepresented love.

by CALISTA LOPEZ

Love and Subterfuge: Romance in James Bond

What the "Bond Girl" trope means for our cultural understanding of romance.

by ANNA COLLINS

‘Mirai’: A Sweet Film about the Love Between Siblings

A reflection on familial love, just in time for Valentine's Day

by SHANNON ZHANG

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