Tag Archives: Feminism

CUTIES: Anything But Cute, Though It Must Not Be Condemned

November 24th, 2020

According to an article in the NEW YORK TIMES, the French film CUTIES is so offensive to the delicate sensibilities and morality of some in the Congressional leadership, that several members have demanded Netflix remove it from their selection or else risk an investigation from the Justice Department. Worse, Netflix has now been indicted by […]

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The (un)Changing Roles of Women and Romance in Early Narrative Cinema

November 17th, 2020

Though women have been present both in front of and behind the camera since the inception of filmmaking, it’s as actresses most are acknowledged in the mainstream history books, and only a few of the earliest of their ilk—such as Lillian Gish, Theda Bara and Mary Pickford—are generally remembered by name. Perhaps the reason so […]

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What GIRLS TRIP Does Right (Hint: It’s A Lot!)

November 10th, 2020

Malcolm D. Lee’s GIRLS TRIP is one of my favorite movies of all time. I could watch it on an endless loop and still never get tired of it. Four college best friends go to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and share memories that will last a lifetime? I’m there in a heartbeat. […]

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