Tag Archives: Film

1950s Sex Comedies: The Unromantic Rise of Toxic Masculinity

August 17th, 2021

By the late 1940s, romantic comedies began transitioning into a new subgenre, retaining a few of the signature screwball traits but with a definite shift of tenor. Instead of the playful sparring that brought females and males together, the contention between them grew less amicable and, in some cases, downright mean-spirited, gradually driving them further […]

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ROMA and One-Sided Care Work

December 8th, 2020

Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA was one of the biggest films of 2018, if you can remember anything before the monstrosity of 2020. It got 10 Oscar nominations and scored 3 wins: Best Foreign Language Film (the first Mexican entry to do so), Best Cinematography, and Best Director. In addition to being extremely beautiful and thoughtfully made, […]

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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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