The late ‘90s dramedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow has that rare quality of being prestigious while also being so entertaining that you can watch it over and over again.
I can't say I found this movie entertaining. I hadn't seen it when it was released in 2015 because it was poorly reviewed by many critics I share sensibilities with. Then when the whole Time Out t-shirt debacle happened (Vox did a good explainer on this). I was just totally turned off. I became curious to see the movie … Continue reading History on Film: Class in Suffragette (2015)
All movies can be read as political texts, and with Love on the Dole (1941), this is especially true. Not even five minutes in, we have been ushered into a sympathetic view of the working-class struggle in post-war Britain. The movie opens with a prologue that presents rural 1930s Britain as a bleak place where the people, … Continue reading History on Film: The Politics of Love on the Dole (1941)
I shudder to think how much of my personality and interests were molded by The Little Mermaid and Barbie. Only let your kids watch Jem and The Holograms. At least then they'll think being a woman involves wearing truly outrageous clothes BUT ALSO becoming a music mogul who funds girl-positive group homes. Check out the article: … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty: Media as Educator in the Performance of Acceptable Femininity
"Sam Mendes Says He Won't Direct Next James Bond Film" Yas, new blood! Everything after Casino Royale was trash. Spectre could have been alright...if they'd bothered to come up with a motivation for the villain. It was like a long car commercial. I vote for a lady Bond à la Gillian Anderson. As in all … Continue reading Bond, Gillian Bond
First of all, The Love Witch is the best movie I've ever seen.💋💄🗡♥️🃏 Ok, maybe not ever, but definitely the best movie right now. It was the movie I needed to see now, in my new militant feminist phase. I saw it at the Wisconsin Film Festival, which was the film's domestic premiere. The director, Anna Biller, … Continue reading The Best Movie Right Now