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    Creepy Kids and ’80s Fashion Culminate In The Perfect Ghost Story In Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor

    Netflix's 2018 series The Haunting of Hill House was a modern ghost story that arrived at “too nice” of an ending. Based loosely on the Shirley Jackson novel, it chronicled the way violence leaves a hole in the world, and how trauma lingers. But it also was simply the story of a broken family and how each member was affected by the horrible things that had haunted their childhood home.

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    ‘Cuties’ isn’t Cute

    The film Cuties, which debuted at Mignonnes, a French film festival, follows an 11-year-old girl named Amy (Fathia Youssouf) as she tries to find her place growing up in a poor suburb of Paris. At home, Amy struggles to please her family who are observant Muslims from Senegal. She eventually falls in with a group of friends who have their own dance troupe in defiance of her family’s strict rules. The film follows Amy as she struggles between two distinct modes of femininity, one dictated by the traditional values of her Senegalese and Muslim upbringing, the other by Western society.