Genres

How Cry Macho Is Different From Clint Eastwood’s Iconic Westerns

Cry Macho stars and is directed by legendary Western actor Clint Eastwood, but the movie has some crucial differences from the films that made Eastwood famous. At 91 years old, Eastwood is one of the oldest people to ever have a starring role in a Hollywood film, and Cry Macho reflects a more …

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‘Skatebird’ brings the modern world to a genre steeped in nostalgia

When I say ‘90s skate culture, you know exactly what I mean. So pervasive is the image that you’re probably already getting the whiff of baggy jeans, pop-punk, and fish-eye lens coming to you on the breeze. As fun and as irreverent and as cohesive as this culture was… it …

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[TIFF Review] ‘Saloum’ Blends Crime Thriller with Supernatural Mysticism in Unpredictable Genre-Bender

Underseen on Netflix is the Senegalese series Sakho & Mangane, a stylish crime procedural with a supernatural twist. Its creator, Jean Luc Herbulot, again displays a talent for effortlessly shifting through genres with Saloum, a contemporary genre-bender infused with ancestral folklore. The setting and its history add to Herbulot’s stylish story, which helps …

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LA’s Biggest Genre Fest ‘Beyond Fest’ Announces Full Slate

Beyond Fest 2021 cr: Beyond Fest After a successful 2020 swing at a drive-in festival experience, Los Angeles’ biggest genre fest Beyond Fest has announced its full slate for its next outing. The fest will see 39 features, including 8 world premieres, 4 US premieres, and 17 West Coast Premieres, …

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‘Dune’ and ‘The Matrix’ show how science fiction lost its way

When politics or the economy don’t give much reason to celebrate, Americans turn to the screen. The 1930s demanded effervescent spectacles that kept us laughing through the Depression. The 1970s yielded a new kind of thriller that mirrored the paranoia of the post-Vietnam era. Recent decades have seen an explosion …

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“A Jumbled Mess of Conflicting Genres”

As a storyteller, it’s tempting to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. Oftentimes, the combination of items is enough to make the spectacle worth watching. Even in situations where items slide down to the floor, seeing someone make a big attempt at all is enough to spark …

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Norwich rappers on the rise of the genre in the fine city

While popular hip-hop artists may be most associated with big American cities, the genre is beginning to take a life of its own here in Norwich.  A genre developed in the United States in the 1970s, hip-hop rose to global prominence through artists such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Tupac. And now Norwich …

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Red Notice Already Feels Like True Lies (And That’s Perfect)

Dwayne Johnson Netflix movie Red Notice looks to blend action and comedy with the spy thriller genre – much like classic 90s actioner True Lies. The upcoming Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson movie Red Notice is extremely reminiscent of classic 90s action comedy True Lies. Early indications suggest that the new Netflix film will …

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Candyman and horror’s dubious reckoning with racism

Foree, who was actually in the same civil rights activist and theatre group in Harlem as Jones, says he brought his indignation with racial inequality to his performance as Peter, who takes on the hordes of zombies with calm authority. “Any African-American in those years carried anger,” he tells BBC …

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Retro Futurism 101: Definition, Aesthetic, Fashion Examples

Retro-futurism for everyone; what do the ‘Back to Future 2’ sneakers and Elon Musk’s Cybertruck have in common? Both are Retro-futurism creations, with some critical differences. ‘Back to Future 2’ sneakers are a piece of ‘Proper Retrofuturism,’ revealing how previous generations thought their future might look like. On the other …

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