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“What are you watching, Obies?” Survey Results: Rewatching Feel-Good Movies and TV

April 23, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final article in the Review’s series responding to the “What are you watching, Obies?” survey created by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Leah Vonderheide. As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps us tucked away in our homes, it’s clear that a majority of us are finding solace in movies, music, books, and video games. The real world remains behind locked doors, but in the meantime, new worlds await us through pa...

Molly Baz cooking from home in Bon Appétit’s recent video, “Pro Chefs Make 13 Kinds of Pantry Pasta | Test Kitchen Talks @ Home.”

“What are you watching, Obies?” Survey Results: Fill up on a YouTube Cooking Show

April 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the third article in the Review’s ongoing series responding to the “What are you watching, Obies?” survey created by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Leah Vonderheide. Last week I made a gorgeous fried egg, salted and peppered it liberally, placed it gingerly over some rice, and had a mini photoshoot before devouring the fruits of my labor. Spending so much time at home over this past month has recentered these sorts o...

Former G.W. Zoo owner Joe Exotic, star of the Netflix series

“What are you watching, Obies?” Survey Results: “Tiger King” Places In Top Three Across Categories

April 14, 2020

Editor’s note: This article is part of the Review’s ongoing series responding to the “What are you watching, Obies?” survey created by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Leah Vonderheide. For the full survey results, read Professor Vonderheide’s introductory article. Somehow, it’s unsurprising that a gun-toting, gay zoo owner with a bleached mullet has caught the attention of Obies, wherever they may be sheltered-in-place. In Visiting Assista...

Jim brightens everyone’s day with the Dunder-Mifflin Olympiad in

“What are you watching, Obies?” Survey Results: Initial Reflections

April 13, 2020

Editor's note: This article is the first of the Review's ongoing series responding to the "What are you watching, Obies?" survey created by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Leah Vonderheide. As a professor of Cinema Studies, I watch a lot of movies. Social distancing has given me even more time to watch and rewatch films, television shows, and a surprising number of YouTube videos — many of which, I'll be honest, feature feel-good content about fol...

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