Movies

Hollywood Needs Diverse Directors

Hollywood needs more diverse directors in order to be a truly inclusive industry.

Arrival, Nietzsche and Choosing Your Life

If you were to see the triumphs and misfortunes of your life unfold ahead of you, would you choose to experience it?

Are Superhero Films Truly Diversifying?

Marvel and DC may have diversified their comic book characters, but that has yet to translate to the film industry.

Split and the Portrayal of Disassociative Identity Disorder

Split's depiction of Disassociative Identity Disorder sparks questions of portraying a mental illness about which little is known.
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Unjust Laws and Elastigirl’s Example

The Incredibles 2 is more than a family blockbuster -- it presents theories of the ethics of law in a clear, understandable way.
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Lord of the Flies and the Ethics of Genderbending Film Adaptations

William Golding's classic novel will be soon be remade in movie form - only, this time, the people trapped on the island will all be girls.
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Nature, Nurture, and Unknown Harms

Three identical strangers realized they were more than just triplets: they were the subjects of a scientific study on nature versus nurture.
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The Transplant Scenario in Fiction and Film

Fictional representations of organ transplant scenarios offer valuable insights into the real-world practice.
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Making a Murderer, Brain Fingerprinting, and the Ownership of Thoughts

Netflix's Making a Murderer sometimes uses questionable practices to tell true crime stories. Among these methods is "brain fingerprinting."
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The Cinematic Populism of Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes has revolutionized how people watch movies - much to the chagrin of the industry's figureheads.