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Danielle’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade (That Aren’t Franchises)

I’m not going to lie. This list was originally called “Danielle’s top 10 movies of the decade that are not Mad Max: Fury Road.” As much as I really love Fury Road, every nerd’s top 10 list already has that movie on it, and I just want to write about…

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Gretchen Felker-Martin’s Top 10 Horror Films of the Decade

From decade to decade, horror is a genre constantly grappling with its past, the imagery and themes of its seminal works recurring in new configurations as the culture around it shifts. Witness Midsommar’s clumsy recapitulation of The Wicker Man’s famous climax not as transcendent theological black comedy but as a messy…

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How Under the Skin Took a Challenging Look at Womanhood

The first time we see the nameless protagonist of Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin she’s stripping a dead woman of her clothes so that she can wear them herself. By the film’s end we discover that her flesh itself is more garment than organ, concealing an ink-skinned alien being. Her…

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