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‘Brokeback Mountain’: More than 20 years later, the film and short story redefine queerness

Much of my interest in alterity and otherness stems from personal identity, and so many of my pursuits have investigated the concept. Nevertheless, I have explored the concepts of alterity mostly through science fiction, so upon rewatching “Brokeback Mountain” and re-reading Anne Proulx’s short story upon which the film is based (both the original New…

Recs from the Vault: ‘Tommy,’ ‘The Verdict,’ ‘Canoa,’ ‘The Bride Wore Black,’ ‘Pretty Poison’

This week’s “Recs from the Vault” — capsule reviews of films I’ve loved during my time here at Stanford — we take a look at two little-known thrillers from 1968, a true-crime story that shocked the nation of Mexico, and a delirious rock musical from the Who and Ken Russell. For last week’s “Recs from…