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The simple issue of cultural appropriation…

A recent query on social media about a children’s Halloween costume and the ethics of dressing a child up like a character from another culture sparked a typically lengthy discussion of the various interpretations of the term “cultural appropriation”. In ...

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The Jungle Book

Here we have a new version of The Jungle Book: part of an initiative from the House of Mouse to bring new renditions of their classic films to younger audiences. With the sad retirement of their traditional animation studio, Disney ...

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Star Wars: A Not-So-New Hope

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has numerous scenes where characters scale and dart about amid the wreckage of Star Destroyers from the original trilogy. This serves as a good analogy for the film. A group of scavengers are frolicking about ...

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Pan: Bad Form

This might be incredibly bad form for a critic, but I’d be lying if I claimed that unlike everyone else, I could enter a film without some preconception of its quality and content. Of course, the ideal is to go ...

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