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“Six Moral Tales,” a series of films directed by Eric Rohmer, aim to dismantle the male ego and morality in order to reveal basic behavioral patterns. Eric Rohmers films are currently available to stream via Kanopy and Criterion Channel. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Itch on the Edge of Respectability: Deconstructing the Ambiguity of Rohmer’s ‘Six Moral Tales’

Nearly 60 years after the release of 'Six Moral Tales,' Rohmer's disassembly of the male ego is still relevant. His films are currently available to stream via Kanopy and Criterion Channel.
Quan Zhang, Contributing Writer May 6, 2021

What are we talking about when we talk about morality? Merriam-Webster, for one, defines morality as “conformity to ideals of right human conduct.” French film director Eric...

Theaters like the Independent Film Center (IFC), located on 323 6th Avenue, have placed multiple safety measures to allow New Yorkers to experience film culture again. The precautions set to ensure their customers are safe result in lower ticket sales for independent theaters. (Photo by Kaylah Haye)

As theaters reopen, film culture blossoms

A survey of multiple theaters in New York City pointing to a new vision of cinephilia where the online sphere and curatorial practices create new viewing patterns.
Quan Zhang, Contributing Writer Mar 15, 2021

Last weekend, a new withdrawal appeared in my bank account: $23.95, the price of AMC’s A-List. This is approximately 1.3 times the monthly cost of a premium Netflix subscription,...

Mulan, recently released on Disney+, is the companys newest live-action remake in 2020. Attracting worldwide controversy with the crews political stance as well as poor ratings, the movie remains a disappointing watch. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

‘Mulan’ Fails To Break Barriers Amidst Clouds of Controversy

Subject to negative reviews and organized counteraction, “Mulan” runs the risk of being forgotten in the annals of Disney+’s digital library.
Quan Zhang, Contributing Writer Sep 21, 2020

Several of the top eight reviews on “Mulan’s” Letterboxd are related to money, rather than the film itself, but the $30 Disney+ demands on top of its pricey subscription...