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  1. How the Joker Became Political

    Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) was 2019's most politically controversial movie, but the Joker himself wasn't always such a political figure. How did the Clown Prince of Crime evolve into one of the most potent and divisive symbols of our time? What are his politics, and who exactly is he speaking to?

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  2. Little Women - Are you Jo, Amy, Beth or Meg?

    Which March sister are you: Jo, Amy Meg or Beth? We look at Greta Gerwig's new adaptation of Little Women to figure out the personality and life path each character represents, and how we can still take inspiration from them today.

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  3. Tearing Rick Down - Rick and Morty S4 Explained (So Far)

    Rick and Morty Season 4 makes a point of tearing down the myth of Rick Sanchez, telling fans that the Smartest Guy in the Universe should not be anyone's role model after all. In this video, we unpack everything we've seen in the first half of this season.

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  4. Star Wars Defined - Kylo Ren’s Rage

    What is Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) so angry about? In this video, we take on his recurring temper tantrums, and explore how these outbursts illustrate that the Dark Side is defined by anger -- and what will happen if you let fury take the wheel.

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  5. The Cool Girl Trope, Explained

    She's not like other girls. She's a COOL girl. But does this fun, junk food-loving hottie actually exist? And what's behind this myth? In this video, we take on how the Cool Girl has evolved onscreen and what she represents in our culture.

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  6. Orange is the New Black Ending Explained: Piper, Taystee, Daya, Maritza and Aleida

    What do you do when life doesn't turn out the way you hoped? Orange Is the New Black has a series of answers. In part one of our ending explained series, let's look at how five of our major characters (Piper, Taystee, Daya, Aleida and Maritza) ended up, what they've learned or what broader themes their endings represent.

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  7. You Know It’s a Tim Burton Film IF…

    Just in time for Halloween, we're taking a look at the Gothic Master - Tim Burton. In this video, let's explore the director trademarks that have defined his darkly colorful career (featuring Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more).

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  8. Breaking Bad’s El Camino: Ending Explained - Jesse’s Getaway

    Let's talk about the ending of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) escapes at the end of the show, but he only becomes truly free at the end of the movie. In this video, we explore the deeper meaning of the movie - and help you catch all the easter eggs you might have missed.

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  9. The Devil Wears Prada - Emily and a History of Workaholics

    Thank God it's... a workday? Emily Charlton (Emily Blunt) was resident workaholic of The Devil Wears Prada -- and the forerunner of today's #TGIM culture. In this video, we're taking a deep look at the history of workaholics on screen and the roots of today's religion of work.

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  10. Bridesmaids: Why Helen Has No Friends

    Helen (Rose Byrne) is that woman you hate -- but also want to be. What's the problem of the Bridesmaids antagonist? Why is she incapable of getting what she really wants: friends?

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  11. The Matrix Ending Explained: A Guide to Freeing Your Mind

    The Matrix is far more than a sci-fi action classic - it's a practical guide to freeing your mind and fulfilling your potential, to becoming "The One" yourself. The Wachowskis ground-breaker - now celebrating its 20th anniversary - shows us how to follow the 7 steps of Neo's journey to Enlightenment.

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  12. The Devil Wears Prada: Miranda Priestly - A Defense of Perfectionism

    Is Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) actually "the devil" in The Devil Wears Prada? Is she wrong in trying to be perfect? Her pursuit of excellence actually makes her a role model for working women, and we can all use a touch of Miranda in our professional lives -- that is, of course, if you’re willing to pay the price of perfectionism.

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