Topic: Anneiversaries

Anne-iversaries

How The Rosie O'Donnell Show changed celebrity culture forever

Debuting 25 years ago, the show pioneered the notion that stars could feel like relatable everyday people — on both sides of the desk.
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How Thelma & Louise taught us to challenge expectations and rebel against the status quo

30 years later, one of cinema's most iconic friendships still strongly resonates.
Point of View

We played a game of truth or dare to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Madonna's iconic documentary

CBC Arts columnists Anne T. Donahue and Peter Knegt look back at the wildly influential Truth or Dare on its 30th birthday.
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Why Twister is the greatest action movie ever made

25 years after it first blew away audiences, the tornado-chasing epic is still as good as it gets.
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Looking back at Primal Fear and the dangers of using mental illness for villainous plot twists

Depicting mental illness at its most extreme paints an ugly picture of what living with it is actually like.
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You can't put Nicolas in a cage: A celebration of Hollywood's king of chaotic energy

25 years after he won his Oscar, there's still no one who commits to weird quite like Mr. Cage.
Point of View

The Birdcage turns 25: Celebrating one of the greatest, gayest mainstream comedies ever made

CBC Arts columnists Peter Knegt and Anne T. Donahue proclaim their love for the 1996 classic.
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Why did it take us so long to finally apologize to Britney Spears?

We've all been complicit in tearing down celebrities and relishing their suffering. It's time to take a hard look in the mirror.
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How The Silence of the Lambs paved the way for our obsession with true crime

The landmark 1991 film traded horror's usual jump scares for a quiet ominousness and a focus on darkly fascinating details.
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The unparalleled, decade-defining chaos of the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show

The dizzying mash-up of artists (including Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Nelly, *NSYNC, and Mary J. Blige) set the tone for 2000s pop culture.
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10 movies to transport you back to 2001

Take a 2001 escape odyssey with these movies that will make you temporarily forget 2021.
Point of View

The good, the bad and the trashy: The pop culture viewing that helped us escape 2020

From Real Housewives to real depression, Anne T. Donahue and Peter Knegt dare to take a look back.
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You're not replaceable: What Toy Story can teach us about surviving the gig economy

25 years after it redefined animated films, the Pixar classic still holds some surprisingly relevant lessons.
Point of View

Winona forever: Why the legendary Ms. Ryder deserves to be celebrated now and always

In honour of her 49th birthday, Anne T. Donahue and Peter Knegt praise be our favourite girl, uninterrupted.
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All the women who independent: How Charlie's Angels celebrated finding your own unique feminism

Throw your hands up at Anne T. Donahue's revisiting of the film 20 years later.
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The Social Network is a horror movie — one that only gets scarier over time

The decade since the film's release has revealed the villainous truth about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
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Impossibly fabulous: Beverly Hills, 90210 and the myth of teen glamour

As the teen drama turns 30 (!), Anne T. Donahue looks back at the fantasy it served — and how that fantasy made the reality of high school more palatable.
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Why Frances McDormand's Elaine Miller is the true heart of Almost Famous

Her smothering mothering felt unbearable to teenage audiences, but looking back, it's clear that her love is what kept William anchored.
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The summer of 2000 brought us Coyote Ugly and Bring It On. But what did they teach teen audiences?

Each movie delivers its message using the most powerful weapon that can be leveraged against teenage girls: shame.
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Looking to radically reset your life? Be wary of the superficial Eat Pray Love approach

Real healing is messy — the 2010 movie's neatly packaged version of inspiration mostly just made ordinary people feel inadequate.
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In defence of Twilight, a teenage dream of excess and melodrama

The franchise gave its audience everything they could have wanted with the kind of overdramatic, ill-fated teen romance has been thriving since Shakespeare.
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? showed a generation the spooky magic of storytelling

Submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society, Anne T. Donahue celebrates one of the 90s' most iconic Canadian shows.
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How Sex and the City 2 singlehandedly destroyed the entire franchise's legacy

In its early days, the show was transgressive enough to forgive its missteps. By 2010, there was no excuse.
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20 years later, Center Stage is still the dose of dance-fuelled optimism we need — now more than ever

The dance movies of the early 2000s still hold a very special place in Anne T. Donahue's heart.
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20 years ago, two movies peeled the shiny skin off elite society to reveal the horror beneath

When they were released in spring 2000, American Psycho and The Skulls showed that being rich and powerful isn't aspirational — it's a nightmare.

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