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    Is the Divide Between Film Critics and Audiences Real?

    Hereditary. The Kissing Booth. The Greatest Showman. These are all movies from the past year in which the scores from official film critics on Rotten Tomatoes have been notably higher or lower than the user decided audience score, and this issue in general has caused a fair amount of debate over the past couple of years. It […]

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    Mid-Summer Movie Preview: 4 Upcoming Indies You Can’t Miss

    The dog days of summer bring sweltering heat and little to do. What better way to escape the sun for a bit than to step into the cool dark of the movie theater? Check out these four new indie films, ranging from an examination of racial tensions in the workplace to a festival-favorite portrayal of […]

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    Opinion: Why I Won’t be Watching Billionaire Boys Club

    In a capitalist society, we as consumers vote with our wallets on what cultural content we prefer and apparently want more of. This is why there are numerous films out right now that are attached to other franchises: they are reliable money makers. Whilst this definitely reduces the number of risks Hollywood studios are willing […]

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    Have We Had Enough Star Wars Stories?

    Between the controversial Revenge of the Sith and the generally well regarded The Force Awakens, there was a decade-long gap rife with speculation and a lack of clarity on where the Star Wars franchise might go next. Putting aside the Clone Wars series and additional expanded universe works like games and novels that the general public may not […]

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    On Life and Love: An Interview with Director Hannah Fidell

    Hannah Fidell first burst onto the scene at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with her debut feature film A Teacher. Two years later, Fidell’s second feature 6 Years premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival before quickly landing a $1 million distribution deal with Netflix. Propelled by fantastic performances from leads Taissa Farmiga and Ben […]

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    Childhood Marriage Awareness: 3 Movies To Add To Your Watchlist

    When you live in a first-world, western society, childhood marriage isn’t something that you seem to think about often. Ever, actually. People don’t tend to think about problems that aren’t their own. As cis women, who were born into the “free world,” when we were as young as twelve, or fifteen, we didn’t fear being […]

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    Are DVDs Dead?

    I’m sure at least some of the readers and writers of Affinity will be personally familiar with the concept of the VHS. No menu, poor picture quality, and having to rewind all the way back to the start of the film to watch it again (keeping your eyes closed the whole time to avoid spoilers […]

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    5 You Know If You Attended CAAMFest36 2018

    CAAMFest36 is the largest Asian/Asian-American festival showcase in the nation, presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Beginning on May 10th and ending on May 24th, venues throughout the Bay Area screen over 100 films and hosting cultural events including live music and food offerings. CAAMFest attracted 27,000 people last year and about 40,000 […]