Tag Archives: Film

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

October 27th, 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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Why Rom-Coms Matter

October 13th, 2020

Tamar Jeffers McDonald, author of Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl, aptly defines any entry of the romantic comedy genre as “a film, which has as its central narrative motor a quest for love, which portrays this quest in a lighthearted way and almost always to successful conclusion.” I urge us to do the same. Otherwise, […]

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Working Girl’s Deeper Message about Women in the Workplace

September 30th, 2020

Brought to the world in 1988, Mike Nichols’ film WORKING GIRL portrays the struggle of working-class Staten Island native Tess McGill to break into the corporate world of Manhattan. She faces the schemes of her well-to-do female boss Katharine Parker, the (not unwelcome) advances of Jack Trainer, and the (very unwelcome) harassment from various other […]

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