L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
While some genres continue to rely on outdated tropes like female submission, others provide a beacon of hope for queer female audiences as they portray women as strong, independent leads.
Elliot Jackson-Ontkush, Skidmore College
The franchise, which has now existed for more than 40 years, has elements of both genres. However, its tone and themes place it more firmly in the more magical of the two.
Beth Jordan, Aquinas College
After many failed film attempts and getting overshadowed by ‘Star Wars,’ Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel is finally getting another opportunity to shine on the silver screen.
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
The film tells the story of a hotel turned hospital for criminals and manages to aptly balance pathos with absurdity.
Thomas Turner, University of Rhode Island
It’s hot outside anyway.
Benny Diaz III, Southern New Hampshire University
Quentin Tarantino wants to do “Star Trek”: What could the final frontier look like if it was directed by the King of Pulp Cinema?
Daniel DeAngelo, University of Tampa
If you were disappointed with the latest iteration of Ridley Scott’s extraterrestrial saga, give one of these smart, visceral films a chance.
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