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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    A New Hope: Star Wars and the Spirit of Community
    By Maddie Day

    The first time I was introduced to the Star Wars Trilogy, I was probably about eight, when my dad suddenly decided that his two Barbie-the-Swan-Prin- cess-loving daughters needed to watch a two-hour film about men shooting at each other in space. It was a well-intentioned move – he wanted to educate us on a cultural classic – but it didn’t work; all I remember of the experience…

  • Minari

    Minari

    Three Generations in Minari
    By Eleanor Zhang

    The same evening as I was writing this article, Keira Knightley announced
    on the Chanel Connects podcast that she will no longer appear in nude scenes directed by men. “I feel very uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze.” Her latest decision spoke to a recurring thought I have that may either be a legitimate stance or unjustified bias: that some artists aren’t exactly eligible for making their art.

    Moments like this…

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  • Metropolitan

    Metropolitan

    Whit Stillman’s ‘Doomed Bourgeois in Love’ Trilogy
    By Millie Butler-Gallie

    Whit Stillman’s benign indictment of the young American bourgeoisie is so charmingly executed that, by the end of it, even being held in derision seems like a sophisticated fate.

    The first film in the series and of Stillman’s career, 1990’s Metropolitan (currently streaming on MUBI), offers up for our enjoyment (and ridicule) a world filled with preppy girls and tuxedoed boys, earnestly trying to seem older than they really are,…

  • Catch Me If You Can

    Catch Me If You Can

    Catch Me If You Can: A Carol To The Lonely-Hearted
    by Eleanor Zhang

    Ever since the start of this month, I’ve started receiving the question I know I’m dreading to hear, this year of all years: Where will you spend your Christmas?

    A fact unknown to most people is that throwing this ordinary inquiry at an expat, a go-to conversation starter that usually triggers garrulous excitement, is like asking a Mandalorian where home is. And while the heavy armour you’re…