Rory had three different boyfriends over the course of Gilmore Girls, and which one was the best for her often divides the fandom. I’m very proud to be Team Jess and I am going to use the trusted Fuck Marry Kill structure to analyse Rory’s relationships with Dean, Jess and Logan…

Spoilers ahead for Gilmore Girls and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

KILL DEAN

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It’s quite abrupt, I know, but after careful consideration, I’ve decided that I have no choice but to kill Dean. Originally, I was going to fuck Dean because he seemed like the perfect boyfriend for Rory…


Shoutout to Josh Sorensen for the idea to use glitter headers. The 2000s are good, I never said anything bad about the 2000s.

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Birds of Prey, Palm Springs, Sibyl, Banana Split

Hii!! I wish I could say that it’s all over, but it’s not. Hell is empty and all the devils are here. All we can hope for is that next year eventually brings us out of the darkness and into the light. This has been an incredibly difficult year, but I’m thankful that I had great media to consume — so here’s what I consider the best!

Contents:

  1. Top 10 Films of 2020
  2. Top 10 Horror Films…

Disclaimer: I’m not familiar with the comics so I’m not commenting on the source material.

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DC/Warner Bros.

In Patty Jenkins’ highly-anticipated sequel to Wonder Woman (2017), we’re reintroduced to Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) 66 years after her adventures with pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) during World War I. Now living in the year 1984, Diana works as a senior anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, but she still finds time to secretly fight crime as Wonder Woman. Although no one knows who she is, Diana does nothing to disguise her true identity besides living a quiet life. …


This essay was edited by culture writer Sydney Urbanek, who has a newsletter dedicated to pop divas.

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Paris Hilton photographed by Bernardo Doral for Cosmopolitan Spain (December 2019)

I’ll always remember how The Simple Life introduced Paris Hilton: “Model. Jet setter. Target of the tabloids. And heir to the 360 million dollar Hilton fortune.” While Paris was already enjoying some paparazzi attention in 2003, the reality series, which aired in December of that year, launched her into stardom, alongside best friend and co-star Nicole Richie. …


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Knock Knock (2014)

It’s that time of year where I bring you another collection of short horror films to enjoy this Halloween. Previously, I’ve listed short films for Reel Honey and The Simple Cinephile, so be sure to check those out if you’re after a larger selection.

2020 has been a strange year that isn’t over just yet. It’s forced many of us to stay indoors for long periods of time, but these unfortunate conditions can be utilised this Halloween season to make the holiday more enjoyable. …


This essay was inspired by Jeff Orlowski’s The Social Dilemma documentary, which is on Netflix. It’s not a review and is more of a rehash of points they made intertwined with my own opinions. I don’t really know why I wrote this, I guess I just wanted to because the topic interests me. Anyway, go and watch the doc and then delete your social media accounts or at least see the tips I made at the end to help improve how social media makes you feel!

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Social media has brought a lot of good to the world, but every action…


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Lana Ka’ahumanu at the 1984 Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade

Bisexuality was first used, as sexual attraction to men and women, in 1892 by American neurologist Charles Gilbert Chaddock, though it didn’t gain popular traction in Western culture until the 1970s. In 1987, when we were starting to understand more about gender, major bi activist Lani Ka’ahumanu defined bisexuality as “attraction regardless of gender,” and the 1990 bi manifesto says to not assume that there are only two genders. These are important when it comes to defining bisexuality today, as many people still hold the belief that we exclude trans/non-binary people, which simply isn’t the case. The bisexual flag itself…


This review was adapted into an essay for HorrorWood and published with them on September 18, 2020.

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Shirley (2020)

Josephine Decker, director of experimental drama Madeline’s Madeleine, explores the life of American horror writer Shirley Jackson in her newest film, Shirley. Jackson, who has written six novels, two memoirs and over 200 short stories, is perhaps best known for ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle,’ ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and her short story ‘The Lottery.’ The former two were adapted for film and television in 2018, and ‘The Lottery’ is currently being adapted into a feature film by Paramount Pictures…


This was first published on Much Ado About cinema on May 25, 2018.

I first watched Suspiria (1977) and Tenebre (1982) before I ever knew what “giallo” was. These two films–both directed by Italian filmmaker Dario Argento–are some of the more defined classics of the giallo genre. I also remember watching Don’t Look Now (1973) at university around the same time, which–although not typically cited as a one–does carry some of the key characteristics of the giallo film. A few years ago, I started to get more into this mysterious Italian genre, and set out to broaden my viewing and…


This was first published on Much Ado About Cinema on March 24, 2018.

Arguably the most fascinating phenomenon within television history is BBC’s Ghostwatch. It first aired on Halloween night in 1992 and never aired again on British television. The BBC kept it buried deep until they released it on VHS ten years later, with the DVD release in 2011. Ghostwatch was a programme with a very simple premise. It was broadcast as live television as its hosts explored the haunting of a very ordinary British family in Greater London. The story was based on the famous Enfield Poltergeist case…

Toni Stanger

A freelance film and tv writer from England, who enjoys horror films, cats and middle-aged actresses.

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