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Love Is Toxic — At Least According to These Romance Movies

When they go low, fall in love with them.

Megan Fox, Queen of being toxic on screen and IRL

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My favorite song of all time is "Lover, You Should've Come Over" by Jeff Buckley. It's also my biggest red flag. The song is about a man who lets the love of his life get away for pretty much no reason. Some interpret it as a song about infidelity. I just say it's the toxic person's anthem. Our lonesome man knows he should treat his lover better, but he blames his youth for why he can't.
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I Can't Wait to Go to the Movies in 2024

Most anticipated movies coming in 2024

Zendaya Challengers Release Date

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I remember exactly where I was when I first watched it: the trailer for Challengers starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O'Connor. That was my Super Bowl. It had everything: besties, bisexuality, and Zendaya in that Blonde bob.

I had waited months to finally get a glimpse of Zendaya's collaboration with Luca Guadagnino. Ever since the film had been announced, we'd savored clips of Zendaya practicing her tennis game, Tomdaya strolling around Boston on location, and even her judgemental looks (and flawless courtside fashion) at Wimbledon and the US Open.

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2023 Was The Year of Queer Cinema

Best LGBTQIA+ movies and TV of 2023

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott

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What a year for queer cinema! While we can all agree that Hollywood would be nothing and nowhere without the contributions of queer people, only in the past few decades have we seen queer stories in the mainstream. And as we see more complex representation on the big and small screen — narratives that aren’t set in the mid-80s, if you know what I mean — it’s refreshing to celebrate an abundance of queer perspectives.

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15 Best AAPI Month Titles to Stream

As harmful narratives spread around the country, it’s important to amplify the voices, stories, and work of the AAPI community

Ali Wong and Steven Yeun in BEEF

via Netflix

When is AAPI Heritage Month?

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating the culture and diversity within the AAPI community.

Why do we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month?

According to Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate the month is a time to speak out, share stories, and debunk myths about Asian communities.

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Women's History Month Streaming List

Having women behind the camera makes all the difference

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There’s a scene in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women that goes down in history as one of my favorites in all of cinema.

In it, Saoirse Ronan, who plays the spirited and independent Jo March, gives a monologue about how women are expected to be one dimensional — either opinionated or loved, smart or pretty, dedicated to her career or to her husband.

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10 Movie Protagonists Who Just Needed Therapy

From revenge fantasy epics to romantic comedies, we're tired of trauma as a personality trait. It's time for therapy besties!

Like most NYU students, Christine from Lady Bird needed therapy

It's a tale as old as time: the search for catharsis.

And since movies are the form of storytelling most apt for mindless escapism, film tropes have emerged to give us the satisfying feeling of catharsis through well-worn story structure and character formulations.

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