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  1. Wild Film Theories: Does “The Shining” hint that Stanley Kubrick faked the Apollo 11 moon landing

    The Shining has been analyzed as Stanley Kubrick's apology and confession to the world for faking the moon landing 11 years earlier, but it's based on slim evidence and speculative half-truths.

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    The Shining
    Room 237
  2. Ask the Director: Jeff Brown on “Sold” and the Tragedy of Sex Trafficking

    ScreenPrism spoke with “Sold” director Jeff Brown on adapting the true story of Lakshmi, a young girl who journeyed from her rural home to the brothel Happiness House.

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    Sold
    Ask the Director
  3. Ask the Producer: Jane Charles on “Sold” and the Fight for Human Rights

    ScreenPrism spoke with “Sold” producer Jane Charles on human rights advocacy and why she became involved with the project.

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    Sold
  4. What are the characteristics of Taika Waititi’s filmmaking style

    The New Zealander's slice of life films are primarily characterized by a veneration of nature and indigenous culture, a sense of longing for companionship, and an affection for innocence.

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    Hunt for the Wilderpeople
    Two Cars, One Night
    Eagle vs Shark
    Boy
    What We Do in the Shadows
  5. In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is Rey a Mary Sue

    A "Mary Sue" is a character who is seemingly perfect and possesses unrealistic abilities, yet female Mary Sues are more scrutinized than male ones. Critiques of Rey and other strong female characters have opened up dialogues over the not-so-subtle misogyny that's present in “nerd culture.”

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Ghostbusters (2016)
    Mad Max: Fury Road
  6. Why is Jar Jar Binks so reviled

    Jar Jar Binks was created in an attempt to appeal to children and provide "The Phantom Menace" with comic relief, a decision that alienated Star Wars fans and clashed with the film's dark and political subject matter.

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    Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  7. Why hasn’t the success of “The Colbert Report” led to high ratings for Colbert’s “The Late Show”

    "The Colbert Report" was a critically-lauded and popular success during its nine seasons, but that success hasn't followed Colbert on his move to the late night circuit.

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    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
    The Colbert Report
  8. Ask The Composer: Gary Lionelli From “O.J.: Made In America”

    Gary Lionelli, the composer for "O.J.: Made In America," spoke to ScreenPrism about crafting the mood for the documentary.

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  9. What is the significance of the title of “Complete Unknown”

    The title of "Complete Unknown" comes from the classic Bob Dylan song "Like a Rolling Stone," which is itself derived from the famous proverb, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Alice, the film's protagonist, is essentially a rolling stone; she is a roving vagabond, avoiding responsibilities and refusing to take root.

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    Complete Unknown
  10. What is the underlying message of “Downton Abbey”

    Downton Abbey is full of woven plots and intricate storylines, but all are guided by the dominant theme of tradition versus progress.

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    Downton Abbey
  11. Who is the villain in “Suicide Squad”

    In a film that's filled to the brim with villains, who is the true antagonist, and was it the right choice?

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    Suicide Squad
    Batman
  12. How does Harley Quinn’s new look symbolize her toxic relationship with the Joker

    From her "Property of the Joker" jacket to her devoted tattoos, Quinn's new getup in "Suicide Squad" screams Team Joker from head to toe.

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    Suicide Squad
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