Film

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“They took away the only thing I had.”

Even the strong Aleteia (Monica Betancourt in her debut film) has her breaking points. Her biggest, most frequent offender is the institution that’s supposed to protect us all: the U.S. government.

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What does it take to earn the accolade of “most fucked-up film at Sundance 2020?”

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It would be dishonest to say that my decision to go to Sundance wasn’t at least mildly (okay, heavily) influenced by the fact that superstar Taylor Swift’s documentary, “Miss Americana,” would be screened at the festival before its Jan. 31 Netflix release.

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I make a habit of avoiding movie theaters. Among other more important reasons, I really don’t enjoy other people telling me how and when to react. Misplaced laughter and overzealous reactions ruin a movie experience for me, almost as must as cliches and far-fetched storylines.

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The description of Eliza Hittman’s follow-up to 2017’s “Beach Rats” is fairly simple: A teenage girl from rural Pennsylvania travels to New York City to get an abortion.

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“Black widow.”

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Age and mortality are concepts we all struggle with. There is not a day when I don't have an existential crisis about the futility of my future because of the impending threat of climate change.

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I’ve been thinking about dating a lot recently. In theory, the point of dating is to find the person with whom you’re eventually going to spend the rest of your life.

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Our twenties are supposed to be one of the most formative decades of our lives — many of us go to college, graduate from said college and move on to insanely different lives all in the first five years of this decade.