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Photo courtesy of Netflix Story by Hank Brainard / Contributing Writer  Westerns have, for years, been trending toward authenticity; audiences are more aware now than ever of the frontier’s harsh realities and sweeping inequalities, which means the myth of the Great American Cowboy pulls less weight. Grit wins over. The films have become darker and dirtier, …

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer  The new “Fantastic Beasts” movie is set to rake in a crisp $65 million this weekend, and the massive number of cars outside the theater as I walked in seemed to support this estimate, considering about one car’s worth of people were …

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios  Ah, “Suspiria.” If there was ever a movie to indirectly and directly influence the horror genre in a defining fashion, it’s Dario Argento’s 1977 Giallo masterpiece. For those who don’t know, Giallo films are Italian horror movies that were popularized in the 1900s. These wondrous films were characterized by their …

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer  Hello there, friends. During the month of October, I will be writing a film column every week that focuses on early horror and the beginnings and development of clichés, makeup and types of horror. We’re going to be covering movies from 1920 to 1958, …

Photos courtesy of Allie Sultan It’s just another day in the life of an MTSU film production student when she updates her resumé to say she was part of the crew that won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the Perth International Queer Film Festival in September. The documentary is called “Graham and …

Photo courtesy of Celluloidwickerman.com Story by Leah Donato / Contributing Writer On Friday afternoon, FilmStruck released a sudden statement on their Twitter, saying that they will be discontinuing their service. The site no longer accepts any new subscribers and is allowing their current subscribers to use the service until it shuts down. The news is …