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  1. The Lego Batman Movie: Dissecting the Superhero Psyche

    The Lego Batman Movie explores the Batman myth, embracing the different versions of the hero over the years and looking inward at Batman's core themes.

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  2. House of Cards Explained: Shakespeare, History & Guilty Pleasure

    House of Cards gets its power from a few key elements: the Shakespearean magnitude, historical and present political mirrors, the dark and extra-dirty world, and the guilty pleasure of rooting for its deliciously wicked central couple. This contains Spoilers for Seasons 1-4 (no Season 5 spoilers).

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    House of Cards (U.S.)
    House of Cards (U.K.)
  3. The Girls Were Doing Nothing: Cinema of Love in Crisis

    We take a close look at the new short film The Girls Were Doing Nothing, part of the upcoming feature Eros Cycle. We unpack its allusions to iconic films of couples in crisis, especially Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, Mike Nichols' Closer and Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac.

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  4. Get Out Explained: Symbols, Satire & Social Horror

    We unpack the symbolism and deeper messages in Get Out, and look at how it updates classic social horror films The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby.

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  5. Alien Explained: The Bold, Enduring Space Horror

    We take a close look at 1979's Alien and its enduring impact on cinema.

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    Alien (1979)
  6. Who is Wonder Woman? Her Origins, History & Impact

    We track the history of Wonder Woman and her enduring impact. Since she was created 76 years ago, Wonder Woman has been rewritten and reimagined, mirroring the history of feminism in the US.

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  7. Westworld’s Deep Reading: How Stories Shape Us

    Westworld is an extended metaphor for storytelling. We look at what the series tells us about writing good stories and how stories shape the way we think about our reality.

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  8. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Creative Blockbuster

    We look at why Guardians has been so successfully, both financially and artistically -- how can a blockbuster deliver what we want and also achieve creative originality?

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    Guardians of the Galaxy
  9. Tribeca 2017: Writer-Director Brian Shoaf Discusses his Debut Feature “Aardvark”

    ScreenPrism interviewed writer-director Brian Shoaf about his debut film "Aardvark" during the Tribeca Film Festival 2017.

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  10. Sunset Boulevard Explained: The Hollywood Nightmare

    We look at the deeper meaning of Billy Wilder's noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Wilder critiqued Hollywood's toxic star machine, its mistreatment of writers and its system discouraging true originality.

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    Sunset Boulevard
  11. Tribeca 2017: Artist & Filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt Discusses his Installation-Turned-Film “Manifesto”

    At the Tribeca Film Festival 2017, ScreenPrism spoke with German artist & filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt about "Manifesto."

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  12. Rom Cons: Problematic Movie Romance Lessons

    What problematic love lessons are romances and rom coms sending us? We dig into the Nice Guy Trope, the Hot Person Rule and the idea that romance is about grand gestures and pushing each other away.

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