How Jordan Peele’s directorial debut uses the genre to comment on real-world horrors.

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(Warning: Heavy spoilers for the film below.)

Released in 2017, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out shook the world with its unique premise and powerful social commentary. Revisiting it now, I’m even more impressed by how the film manages to shine a light on deep-rooted prejudices. And the way it…

Charlie Kaufman’s latest film leaves viewers with a lot to think about.

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If you’re familiar with Charlie Kaufman’s work (Synecdoche, New York, Anomalisa), his latest existential outing, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, is as ambitious as it is challenging — which, at this point, is to be expected. Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Iain Reid, the film…

How the epilogue series tackles depression, trauma, and self-worth.

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What happens after you’ve fulfilled your ultimate purpose? That’s what Steven is trying to figure out in the epilogue to the original Steven Universe series. While most shows would rather end right after the big climactic encounter it’s been building towards, Steven Universe Future decided to continue the story by…

How the influential series managed to appeal to both children and adults.

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As far as cartoons go, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an animated show with as much variety, creativity, and mind-bending visuals as Adventure Time, which follows the adventures of a young boy named Finn and his best friend Jake the Dog across the Land of Ooo.

The Emmy award-winning series…

One of the most profound explorations of fame, depression, and the human condition on television.

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What started out as just a raunchy cartoon show, starring anthropomorphized animals with low-brow humor, eventually turned into one of the most thoughtful and profound explorations of fame, depression, society, and the human condition.

Created by Raphael Matthew Bob-Waksberg and brought to life by the designs of his long-time friend…

A collection of films that go beyond our wildest imaginations.

As we continue to live through these surreal times, where quarantine seems to feel like the norm for the foreseeable future, I thought I’d recommend some films that feature even more absurd scenarios than our current reality (although, to be honest, reality doesn't seem to be that far behind). Who…

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