The Final Girls Will Make You Wonder If You'd Survive a Horror Movie

The concept of “the Final Girl” was conceived by Carol Clover in her 1992 book, Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Clover describes the “last girl standing” in horror movies as sharing similar characteristics such as being virginal and having a gender-neutral name, examples of whom include…

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Amy Schumer's Trainwreck Can't Help Falling In Love With Itself

A comedic godsend, at least in the eyes of those who worship her, Amy Schumer is a current cultural beacon, and in many ways, a void-filler. So it’s fitting that her first major film is a rom-com. The hardest-to-reinvent Romantic Comedy—two words that instantly yield lowered expectations—seems at once in need of…

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Will the New Kurt Cobain Doc Spur More Sexist Hate for Courtney Love?

I DVR’d Montage of Heck and watched it a day after it premiered on HBO. I waited partly out of dread. Everything I’ve read about the Kurt Cobain documentary cast it as the most through and fascinating depiction of him ever—largely due to unprecedented access to home movies, journals, and a clutch of his Dr Demento-