The release of Jordan Peele's "Get Out" in 2017 was a pivotal moment for the horror genre. The film, which centers around a young Black man visiting his white girlfriend's family, tackles themes of racism, cultural appropriation, and the dangers of assimilation. It was a critical and commercial success, earning over $255 million worldwide and garnering four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.
In 2013, the world was introduced to the third installment in the "Before" film series, "Before Midnight." The film brought back beloved characters Jesse and Celine, played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, respectively, and was directed by Richard Linklater. "Before Midnight" received critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of a long-term relationship and its exploration of complex themes such as love, commitment, and communication.
In 2010, the world was introduced to the coming-of-age film "Flipped," a heartwarming story about two young neighbors who navigate their feelings for each other as they grow up. This movie, based on the novel of the same name by Wendelin Van Draanen, quickly gained a cult following and has remained a beloved classic over the years. But what is it about "Flipped" that has captured the hearts of so many viewers? In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the themes and elements that make "Flipped" such a special film.