Protecting men and boys from their own actions is an institutionalized practice. We are prone to saying, "Boys will be boys," allowing men to act out their aggressions against those they deem weaker and chalk it up to their nature. In Promising Young Woman, director Emerald Fennell takes one woman’s encounter with the aftermath of... Continue Reading →
End of the World Fun with Save Yourselves!
In act of bettering ourselves and being less self-absorbed, we become self-aware and more self-absorbed, and it’s facilitated through technology. If you’re not following me, you might get it when you watch the alien invasion comedy Save Yourselves! Su (Sunita Mani) and Jack (John Reynolds) are a millennial couple. They live in Green Point, Brooklyn... Continue Reading →
BBC America Brings Pratchett’s The Watch to Life
Fans of Sir Terry Pratchett are vehemently protective of the worlds he creates. One, in particular, Discworld, is a place of mystical beings and magic. With trolls, imps, dragons and wizards, Pratchett wrote about social issues by using the world of fantasy to illustrate social injustice and classism, to name a few. Now, BBC America... Continue Reading →
For anyone that’s listening, I’m a fan of Paul W.S. Anderson. He put a Black woman up against a xenomorph, created a portal to hell in space, blew up the gaming world with the Resident Evil franchise, and now he’s got mama’s favourite thing – monsters – up on the big screen with the film... Continue Reading →
Ego and personal demons come into play with Eric Schultz’s sci-fi noir thriller Minor Premise. Ethan Kochar (Sathya Sridharan) is the son of a neuroscientist who recently passed away. He continues his father’s research dedicated to preserving and replaying memories with an apparatus called the R9. The experimental project is almost perfected, but Ethan’s goal... Continue Reading →
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