Grooming in FX’s A Teacher

FX on Hulu is treading lightly with the new miniseries, A Teacher. The show, which premiered three episodes Tuesday, follows an illicit relationship between a high school English teacher and her student. Seemingly ripped from any number of tabloid headlines in the last two decades, the premise of A Teacher is not particularly new or…

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Is It Too Late To File An Extension on Halloween?

Was there ever a month weirder than November 2020? After a presidential election that seemed to drag on for eons, the result of which lacking a traditional feeling of finality, this November feels like it doesn’t belong to itself. I barely finished flossing trick or treat candy from my teeth on Halloween night when it…

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Is Teen Joy Obsolete?

Were your teen years good to you? For many, the answer to that question may be confounding. My experience as a teenager was, in short, a mixed bag. The answer to that question for characters in Netflix’s new teen drama series Grand Army, on the other hand, would be a hard “no.” The series, which…

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Mental Health Horror

The arrival of everyone’s favorite spooky season may be the harbinger of something more frightening than the ghouls, goblins and ghosts afoot this month: seasonal depression. For many, the crisp autumn air may be a refreshing change of pace from a scorching summer. The crunch of leaves and carved pumpkins on front steps often bring…

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Director Challenge Series

Introducing the *first ever* series here on the blog… the My Jawbreakers Director Challenge Series! Let me explain: I’ve spent a lifetime building film literacy. 75% of my brain is movie facts and trivia. Each time you watch a film, you make judgements– I like that, this didn’t make sense, oh, that was pretty!– and those judgements are based on…

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Handling Anonymous Mansplaining

It has been a tough couple of weeks in my professional life– if you even want to call it that. Immediate stages of post-grad life have been frustrating and isolating with respect to employment. Applying to jobs feels like entering the tastiest buffet in town, ordering, and never receiving your meal; I’m hungry for an…

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Sundance, Sequels & Your Girlfriend’s Favorite Villain | Choice Movie News

  The first month of 2019 is coming to a close and with its end is an arrival of some pretty exciting film announcements, first looks and tidbits. Choice Movie News may not be the most pressing film industry buzz, rather it is a collection of favorite happenings in Hollywood and beyond. Margot Robbie– and more…

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YOU’s Beck Was The Worst… And Here’s Why

The following article contains You (2018) spoilers. You, the unexpected smash erotic-thriller hit on Netflix, is fabulous. Who would have thought that Lifetime could produce a series palatable for those under 50? The basis of the series is expectedly of the juicy, sinister Lifetime variety. Yet, the series that follows a charming psychopath is peppered with…

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Wonder Woman 2 Might Tackle AIDS Crisis

When I learned the return of Wonder Woman would be staged in 1984, I groaned. My hopes for Wonder Woman as a soon to be franchise are far too high to be given a sequel that panders to the 80’s nostalgia trend bombarding films and streaming services today. I thought certainly Diana’s superhuman compassion and warrior abilities…

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Fragile Masculinity in Incredibles 2

This article contains Incredibles 2 spoilers. Father’s day is meant to celebrate the males in your upbringing; to honor the special gift of fatherhood and the many life lessons and laughs it brings throughout. These Hallmark holidays are typically warm, sunny excuses to bond with family members and take an afternoon to unwind and smile…

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