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Ethics of 13 Reasons Why

Season One of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why was controversial. The series is about a teenage girl, Hannah, who commits suicide in the series’ finale. Before doing so, she records 13 reasons why she did it and includes a list of rules to accompany the tapes Friend and fellow high-school classmate, Clay, receives a …

Understanding the Trump-era via contemporary horror cinema

Siegfried Kracauer wrote his astute book of film criticism, From Caligari to Hitler, in 1947. In it he explores the connection between the German Expressionist films of Weimar Cinema and the rise of Adolf Hitler. The relationship between Weimar Cinema and the sociological and psychological state of Germany in the wake of defeat after World …

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