The Film That Made Me...

The Film That Made Me...

'My Beautiful Laundrette' Taught Me I Deserve Love

I saw something I'd never seen before from the Western films of my youth: a gay man of color fall in love.
Reneysh Vittal
10.3.16
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What 'Marie Antoinette' Taught Me About Being a Teenage Girl

The film that tanked compared to 'The Virgin Suicides' and 'Lost In Translation' is a cult classic Sofia Coppola should be praised for.
Hannah Ewens
7.5.16
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'Prozac Nation' Was the Film That Made Me Get Help for My Depression

After watching the adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel's autobiography about being a narcissistic, mentally ill student with no redemption, my life completely changed course.
Trey Taylor
1.26.16
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John Waters on the Terrible, Trashy Films That Changed His Life

We talked to the godfather of trash about Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, and the worst movies known to man.
Amelia Abraham
8.12.15
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'Five Easy Pieces' Was the Film That Taught Me Misanthropy Was Hopeless

Jack Nicholson's performance as Bobby Dupea makes for a convincingly churlish asshole, and one I could recognize myself in.
Max Metzger
5.12.15
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'Nixon' Was the Film That Gave Me Sympathy for the Devil

Nixon was a crook, but seeing his many flaws on screen showed me I wasn't alone in my imperfections.
Andrew Lowry
4.30.15
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'The Doors' Is the Film That Made Me Want to Live Slow and Die Old

There's nothing glamorous about throwing it all away too early.
Edward Tew
4.16.15
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'On the Beach' Was the Film That Made Me Fear the Apocalypse

On my off days, I despair. But in general, all this morbid thinking actually thrills me, making me more grateful for every second I'm allowed. And I owe On The Beach for teaching me to stop worrying and to love the bomb.
Troy Farah
3.27.15
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‘The Transformers: The Movie’ Was the Film That Made Death Seem Mundane

Did the 1986 version of 'Transformers' desensitize me towards death?
Mike Diver
3.11.15
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'Wanda' Was the Film That Made Me Appreciate My Mom

Barbara Loden's film about an aimless woman who abandoned her children made me realize how grateful I am for my own mother's love and care.
Joe Greenwood
2.27.15
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'Slacker' Was the Film That Showed Me How to Get Lost

Richard Linklater's lazy Gen X indie flick taught me that sometimes, it's OK to take the roundabout way.
Eleanor Capaldi
2.9.15
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'Black Swan' Was the Film That Showed Me I'm Not Alone

Striving for perfection can drive you insane, but I didn't realize just how insane I'd become until I watched Darren Aronofsky's film.
Clarisse Loughrey
1.28.15
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