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The history of sex work and sex workers' lives in cinema is a fraught one, at times caked in nasty stereotypes and revealing the most insidious points of view in society that sustain policies that marginalize those members of society. But some films, such as the ones on this list, offer insight and nuance, while unpacking ideas about women's autonomy, the marketplace of desire, and how people's identities function in capitalist societies.
Lola, Klute, Pleasure and 2 more... A month ago View 7 movies
Commonly referred to as Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries in Asia, including Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Lunar New Year, a crucial part of Chinese culture, announces the beginning of the first new moon of the lunar calendar and a way for families and communities to celebrate their centuries old relationship to their elders and their heavenly deities. Tied to 12 animals as Zodiac signs, this year is the Year of the Tiger: brave, fierce, and a force against evil. Here are some things you can watch for celebrate the New Year!
Mother, Bakjwi and 4 more... A few months ago View 8 movies
While Sundance returned last minute to a virtual format, movie love is alive and well, with new work from Lena Dunham, Adamma Ebo, and Jesse Eisenberg, and films examining female desire, wealth and religious institutions, and caustic mother/son relationships. Here are some of the films to get ready for in 2022.
Phoenix Rising and 8 more... A few months ago View 11 movies
Bill Gates offered "Five Good Books for a Lousy Year" on his iconic Gates' Notes. If you're looking for some holiday reading or just an escape from the tenor of the times, here are some weighty suggestions from Gates himself, as well as some further inspiration and recommendations based off Gates' top five!
Breath From Salt and 2 more... December 2020 View 5 books
American Holiday films have become a cinematic trope, even an entire category of film financing. Escape the bubble with some of these great holiday films made around the world - from England to India to Israel!
A Christmas Tale and 10 more... November 2020 View 13 movies
The TasteDive team has combed through and highlighted music artists from the 2021 Grammy nominations across some of the main categories. The Grammys adjusted its structure this year, most notably by increasing the voting membership by 2,300 and adjusting the process to address concerns about diversity. They also published guidelines for the first time to ensure the process was more transparent and inclusive. Without further ado, here is the list -
Chico Pinheiro and 31 more... November 2020 View 34 music artists
If you're looking for an escape from the times (or from the bank vault) here are some of the most fun, entertaining classic heist films!
Bonnie And Clyde and 10 more... November 2020 View 13 movies

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Storytelling wouldn’t be anything without technology, and neither would genre; horror itself is so shaped and defined by the ways that we tell it, make it, and create it. From viral videotapes to mysterious records that contain bewitching spells, the technology filmmakers and artists use says as much about them, about horror, and about creation itself as the stories themselves. Urban legends spread through word of mouth in a marginalized community in one film, and are hidden from the public by the government despite heavy filmic evidence in another. These films are great horror movies, sure; but they’re also about the horror genre and how technology impacts how we interact, engage, and are shaped by those stories, technology more broadly, and the ongoing conversation between horror, technology and audiences.
New Nightmare and 10 more... October 2021 View 13 movies
Queerness and queer horror — which is to say horror that is about or aestheticizes queerness, otherness, sexual deviancy, as experience, metaphor, dream, and nightmare — are embedded in the history of the genre, from Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula to James Whale’s 1935 film The Bride of Frankenstein. From a masked killers (one of which uses a dildo knife) to genderqueer dolls, the films selected for this program elaborate upon and extrapolate from queerness not merely as identity but as aesthetic impulse, rooted in subversion, confrontation, camp, an understanding of queerness as a tool to challenge, or deconstruct, normative ideas in art and society. Drenched in blood, paranoia, and forbidden desire, horror is queer down to the bone.
Hellraiser, The Fly and 9 more... October 2021 View 13 movies
Some biographies and autobiographies read better than fiction. There are some truly amazing people with unbelievable stories in the world, here are ten of the best ones that have been committed to paper.
Into The Wild and 7 more... May 2020 View 10 books

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Picture of a movie: Funeral Parade Of Roses
Funeral Parade Of Roses 1969 Movie 3.9/5
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Lola 1982 Movie 2.5/5
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Nights Of Cabiria 1957 Movie 4/5
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Klute 1971 Movie 3.7/5
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Bakjwi 2009 Movie 4/5
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