The Oscars 2021

This year, the Oscars attempted to host a semi-virtual ceremony that was supposed to play out like a movie.

It did this with mixed levels of success — until the ending.

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Film Reviews

Does "Promising Young Woman" Fail Sexual Assault Survivors?

The rape-revenge thriller is up for five Oscars, but it might perpetuate the harmful stereotypes it tries to abolish.

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.

Promising Young Woman, the directorial debut of The Crown star Emerald Fennell, has racked up five nominations for this year's upcoming Academy Awards.

The feminist crime thriller stars Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan as Cassie, a barista and medical school dropout who spends her weekends at clubs alone pretending to be drunk to teach a lesson to the sordid men who attempt to take advantage of her in her faux-powerless state.

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