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Happy Old Year: Minimalism in a Maximalist World 

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Minimalism is like...a Buddhist philosophy. It’s about letting go.” Happy Old Year (dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, 2019) begins with shots of overwhelmingly white, empty spaces. Each shot is pristine; the [...]

She’ll Take Your Life Instead: When Final Girls Are Actually Slashers

By |October 18th, 2020|Categories: Film Analysis|

Q: Have horror films progressed past the need for the “final girl” trope?  A: No, the final girl trope is still being reinvented. In two recent horror films — [...]

It Follows and Revisionist Horror: Can The “Final Girl” Be Feminist?

By |October 17th, 2020|Categories: Film Analysis|

A Lacan-ian framework proposes how the genre of horror is and can be liberating––exploring human desires and fears. Jacques Lacan, a French theorist of psychoanalysis, introduced the concept of [...]

Domestic Space in Lucinda’s Spell (Director’s Cut) 

By |October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lucinda’s Spell (dir. Jon Jacobs, 1998) is a cult classic centering Celtic, New-Orleans-based witches. It's a kooky retelling of Cinderella with queer and blaxploitative tastes, but I don’t want [...]