Category: Movies

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Harry Potter and the Many Faces of Motherhood

Harry Potter, both on screen and in the books, is also about the many iterations of motherhood, how it manifests, and the many ways in which it alters the world.

Star Wars 14

Star Wars: The Meh of Skywalker

I can’t be that kid again, but what I don’t want to do is pretty clear to me nine films in: I don’t want to pick apart the movies anymore.

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Movie Review: Colossal

Colossal is a movie about the destructive effects of alcoholism, and also a giant monster fighting a giant robot.

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Sunday Morning! “Silent Light”

On Carlos Reygadas’s strangely sincere, beautiful, and deeply spiritual movie about infidelity among the Mennonites.

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Put Away Childish Things

Many of us have stuck with childish pursuits because the adults of the past couple generations failed to properly pass the baton.

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Men Who Help

Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.

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Universal Pictures Should Not Cancel “The Hunt”

Is the current political climate too fragile to withstand the release of the violent satire film “The Hunt”? That’s a question best left to American consumers, not the president or his friends in the media.

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Jane Wick

We’ve had female Terminators and female superheroes.  Why couldn’t a woman be the next John Wick?

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Rub and Tug

Sometimes enough is enough and you should step aside and let others have a swing at the pinata.  

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Actually, the Film Was Better Than These Books

“The book was better” is not something I say very often, but it is no less true: books are a different medium and what works on the page my not work on the screen and vice versa.

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