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The Rise of Skywalker, the Fall of Rey

It only seems to prove that when the company had their backs against the wall and needed an all pleasing, generic movie that had to make up for The Last Jedi, they chose to sacrifice almost everything that made their main protagonist interesting and that made her stand out as the strong female character that a generation of young movie goers was supposed to look up to. Instead, we were left with a Rey that was so much less than she could have been. And I guess that’s the real story of Rey and The Rise of Skywalker; they could have been so much more, but they were just more of the same.

Andrew Stilson
Andrew Stilson
May 13, 2021

Why “The Birdcage” is Still Worth Celebrating 25 Years Later

Perhaps the most amazing and groundbreaking quality about The Birdcage is how removed it is from both illness and insensitivity. Whereas films preceding it were often somber stories about the tribulations of being gay in a conservatively straight world, Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May expose the fallacies of conservatism as traditional values are thrown into a more open-minded space. They don’t care how far the community has fallen so much as how high they can rebuild themselves.

Matt Geiger
Matt Geiger
May 6, 2021

“She’s Gotta Have It” was Ahead of the Curve in Portrayal of Female Sexuality

In Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It (1986), we follow the love life of powerful female protagonist Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) and explore the relationship dynamics she has with her partners. She sees three men simultaneously: Greer Childs, (John Canada Terrell) Mars Blackmon (Spike Lee), and Jamie Overstreet (Tommy Redmond Hicks). Though an 80’s film, She’s Gotta Have It is surprisingly progressive with its themes of female sexuality, although at some points in the film it is handled clumsily. Overall Nola is an incredibly compelling character especially for modern women, as we as a society acknowledge female sensuality more and more without the negative stigma.

Andrea Amoroso
Andrea Amoroso
May 3, 2021


Incluvie matters to me because it provides a platform to address issues of racism in Hollywood. Through Incluvie, we get the chance to show support for movies that promote diversity positively and the ability to voice our opinion against racism in the film industry.

- Dennis Wu
Seeing is believing. If our kids don't see people like them in lead roles, directing, or composing, then they will grow up believing these things are not for them. Art is for everyone. Incluvie can help!

- Colin Robertson
Incluvie generates awareness for many wonderful films that have a diverse cast, some of which I didn't even know about! I have certainty that this project will continue to grow and will become a major player in the film industry. Fight on, Incluvie!

- John Rocamora
Incluvie focuses on a major issue in our society, which is racism. Incluvie will definitely help the world realize the current picture of diversity in the movie industry.

- Hiren Shah