Who is Whom in the Phantom Thread AU of Dwight and Angela From The Office?: A Statistical Analysis

By way of introduction: there's been a lot of talk these days on filme tumblerre about the Repressed Cinematic Universe (RCU) and the merits of emotional/sexual repression as an artistic statement. I've also recently been re-watching NBC's The Office for the third time with my girlfriend. Earlier today, these two facts led me to ask the … Continue reading Who is Whom in the Phantom Thread AU of Dwight and Angela From The Office?: A Statistical Analysis

Y’all Mind If I Drink This Whole Thing of Cranberry Vodka and Watch Dead Poets Society?

As many of you know, this website was founded on an inside joke about Robert Sean Leonard. And for the year and a half that The Niche has been active, I've played along, despite having very limited exposure to Robert Sean Leonard's oeuvre. By this I mean Harry and Ashleigh invited me over one night … Continue reading Y’all Mind If I Drink This Whole Thing of Cranberry Vodka and Watch Dead Poets Society?

Phantom Thread (2017 dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) is a Rom-Com: A Scientific Proof

Last night, months after the rest of you gays, I finally watched Phantom Thread and let me tell you it had everything I was promised; painful levels of repression, sub-textual pegging realized via poison, Daniel Day-Lewis's sexy fucked up thumbs, Vicky Krieps being iconic in every single shot. I'm in love. It was also definitely … Continue reading Phantom Thread (2017 dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) is a Rom-Com: A Scientific Proof

Remember That One Scene in Maurice (1987) Where James Wilby Stroked Hugh Grant’s Hair? Was That Fucked Up or What?

Like, The Notebook who? Casablanca who? Titanic who? Love Actually who? Pride & Prejudice who? Sleepless in Seattle who? Romeo and Juliet who? You've Got Mail who? Before Sunrise who? Jerry Maguire who? Lost in Translation who? When Harry Met Sally who? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind who? Never Let Me Go who?  Moonlight wh- okay, no, too far.

Ten Strong Female Star Wars Characters We’re Stoked to Watch Being Violently Assaulted

Have you heard? Lucasfilm just hired David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of Game of Thrones, to direct their very own Star Wars trilogy. I don't know about you guys, but I think this is a great move for the franchise. We're living in a new age of feminist progress: predators are being exiled, grassroots campaigns like #MeToo are … Continue reading Ten Strong Female Star Wars Characters We’re Stoked to Watch Being Violently Assaulted

Paddington 2 vs. Every 2017 Oscar Nominee: A Deathmatch

As of this writing, Paddington 2 is the best-reviewed movie in the history of Rotten Tomatoes, with 174 positive reviews and zero negatives. Rebel Without A Cause boasts a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes; Casablanca has a 97%, Lawrence of Arabia has 98%, and The Godfather clocks in at 99%. But Paddington 2, with its 100% unanimous approval, mops the floor with all of them. … Continue reading Paddington 2 vs. Every 2017 Oscar Nominee: A Deathmatch

In Honour of the New Star Wars Movie, Watch This Trilogy of Luke Skywalker Fan Videos Set to Lana Del Rey Songs

Once a year at Christmastime, we gather together to celebrate our Lord and saviour: Luke Skywalker. Yes, Star Wars Season is a time of merriment, a time of gratitude and peace. What better way to celebrate than to indulge in a trilogy of Lana Del Rey music videos which focus on Luke Skywalker's emotional journey? No better … Continue reading In Honour of the New Star Wars Movie, Watch This Trilogy of Luke Skywalker Fan Videos Set to Lana Del Rey Songs

Every Iconic Onscreen Teen Friendship That Should Have Been A Lesbian Romance but Wasn’t, Because Some Higher Power Hates Me Personally

In no definitive order, because the presence of heterosexuality in the lives of these young women is equally tragic. Bliss & Pash - Whip It If part of your film's plot involves a friendship that is so obviously romantic in nature that other people in the film have started catching on, you can go ahead … Continue reading Every Iconic Onscreen Teen Friendship That Should Have Been A Lesbian Romance but Wasn’t, Because Some Higher Power Hates Me Personally