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Maia Venuti

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‘House of Gucci’ review: full of talent, great historical fashion

“House of Gucci” is the newest release from director Ridley Scott and the crime-drama is based on a true story, telling the tale of the relationship and tragic murder of Maurizio Gucci by his wife, Patrizia Reggiani. The cast consists of exclusively a-list celebrities, with Lady Gaga and Adam Driver starring as Patrizia and Maurizio respectively, but the film also showcases actors such as Jeremy Irons in the role of Rodolfo Gucci, Al Pacino in the role of Aldo Gucci and Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci.

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Photo: “Friday the Thirteenth” (1980) is example of a slasher film where the male director sexualized women and portrayed them as dumb (Photo Courtesy of

Violence against women in films keeps repeating from male directors

For decades, male directors have portrayed women in their films as nothing more than pretty airheads who blindly walk into their death in a sexy little outfit. While this itself is distressing, to me, I find their murders so much more invigorating. Male deaths in slasher films are quick and painless. 

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‘Squid Game’ review: What is the real horror of the game?

“Squid Game” is a 2021 Netflix Korean thriller and horror show that has taken the world by storm. If you are not already familiar with the show's premise, in the simplest of explanations, it is about 456 people who are all living on the brink of financial ruin. All of these people are invited to play childhood games in order to win a massive amount of money, enough to pay off all their debts as well as allow them to live comfortably for the rest of their lives. The games played are all childhood games that everyone is already familiar with, having played them as children. The catch? If you  break the rules of the game, you are shot execution-style by the mysterious masked guards who help run the games. 

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