The Tastiest RomCom Trope

The Irresistible Appeal of Culinary Courtship in Film Possibly one of the most sickeningly cute and underrated movie tropes is when the protagonist or love interest cooks for the other -- this can be seen in a variety of genres, but all possess the same warm, fuzzy feeling. It's most special when the character cooks … Continue reading The Tastiest RomCom Trope

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‘His Girl Friday’ and How They Created the World’s Greatest Fast-Talking RomCom

"Walter, you're wonderful in a loathsome sort of way" Full Article Here The unique and wonderful flavor of the 1940's comedy HIS GIRL FRIDAY can almost entirely be attributed to its fast-talking, colorful characters. The film's rapid, overlapping dialogue was a special focus of director Howard Hawks', becoming a tool used to elevate every aspect … Continue reading ‘His Girl Friday’ and How They Created the World’s Greatest Fast-Talking RomCom

‘X-Men’ and the Appeal of the Domestic Superhero Squad

For Everyone Who Chose the X-Mansion on All Those "What Fictional Location Would You Want to Live In?" Quizzes Full Article As someone born in the 90s who grew up in the early 2000s, the domestic live-in superhero group made up two of my biggest superhero staples— Teen Titans (2003 - 2006) and the original … Continue reading ‘X-Men’ and the Appeal of the Domestic Superhero Squad

How Tina Fey Designed the Perfectly Absurd World of North Shore High in ‘Mean Girls’

If you're from Africa, why are you white? Full Article There are so many wonderful aspects of 2004's teen comedy Mean Girls that have cemented it as a modern-day cult classic. As someone who started high school in 2010, I would find myself veritably neck-deep in references and quotes every time I went online. The sheer amount … Continue reading How Tina Fey Designed the Perfectly Absurd World of North Shore High in ‘Mean Girls’

‘The Matrix’ 20th Anniversary: The 20 Most Beautiful Shots

The 20 Most Beautiful Shots from 1999's THE MATRIX Happy 20th, MATRIX! Full Article That's right, in case you weren't feeling old enough, 1999's hit sci-fi action film THE MATRIX turns 20 today.  So in celebration of this incredibly iconic film, I compiled 20 of the film's best shots for Film School Rejects. It was … Continue reading ‘The Matrix’ 20th Anniversary: The 20 Most Beautiful Shots

Newsflash, Superhero Films Have Been Political This Entire Time

A Brief Political History of Comic Books and Their Film Adaptations Full Article Here One of the biggest, superhero or otherwise, films this year so far has been Captain Marvel. The MCU blockbuster reached "higher, further, faster" at $150 mil its opening weekend and currently has a domestic total of over $300 mil. It's speculated to … Continue reading Newsflash, Superhero Films Have Been Political This Entire Time

How ‘Bill & Ted’ Sparks Joy 30 Years Later

How 'Bill & Ted' Sparks Joy The most bodacious Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure celebrated its 30th anniversary this month (February 17th to be exact) and I took it upon myself to express exactly how the iconic sci-fi comedy film has continued to spark joy throughout the years. Full Article As a massive Keanu Reeves … Continue reading How ‘Bill & Ted’ Sparks Joy 30 Years Later