Tag: Features

We Will Move On From Logan and The Last Jedi

Spoilers for Logan and Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 killed your childhood superheroes. It’s hard to believe that it was just within these past five years that The Avengers grossed over a billion and a half dollars worldwide, effectively triggering the explosion of popularity of superheroes movies, and that Disney resurrected the Star Wars film franchise and released three new films (all of which grossing more than a billion dollars also). Because of this, as 2018 dawns upon us, I think it’s important that we stop to appreciate the fact that in 2017, Hollywood killed the Wolverine and...

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2017 Star of the Year: Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig brings a distinctly millennial character to her acting, full of realism, dry humor, and vulnerability, but without the same level of self-pity or biting cynicism that makes many of the young adult characters of our time feel grating or unlikable. Decidedly of her time, there is an unashamed sweetness in her acting that grounds often-messy characters in truthful humanity. Her acting style, with its awkwardness and downplayed humor, is easily undervalued. But to every character she plays, Gerwig brings a unique energy. In the past several years Gerwig has performed in and written some of the most...

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Mental Health and 2017 Television

Early in 2017, after years of knowing something wasn’t right with me, I found myself sat in a therapist’s office with a diagnosis of depression with suicidal ideation. Now, that sounds more dramatic than it is, especially that second part. It doesn’t mean I tried anything, and in all honesty, I probably never would have, but when I was asked if my depression had ever become so bad that I had considered it, I answered honestly, “Yes.” For the rest of the year, I spent time with my therapist and practised self-care as much as I could. I tried...

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Why You Should Be Watching Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels is a sequel to The Clone Wars, a show I’ve raved about previously. Next year will see the end of the show as it wraps up after four seasons. Much like The Clone Wars, if you’re a fan of Star Wars you need to be watching it,and now, during the mid-season break, is the perfect time to catch up in time to see how the adventure ends. If you’ve never heard of the show, the story revolves around the crew of the Ghost, a smuggling ship that gradually becomes more and more embroiled with the Rebel...

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The Original Star Wars Trilogy & Its Hopeful Hero

Originally published on March 23, 2017. Throughout the month of March, Audiences Everywhere will be sharing appreciation for film trilogies, including personal reflections from our writers on some of their favorites. Today, we’re discussing a singular hero’s role in perhaps the quintessential movie trilogy: Star Wars‘ Luke Skywalker… “I’m Never Gonna Get Out of Here” He’s Luke Skywalker, and he’s here to rescue you. Capable but physically unassuming—Obi Wan calls him “little one”—with blond, feathered hair and a too-big tunic. He’s a talented pilot, good with droids, and too short to be a stormtrooper. If there’s a bright center...

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