Favorite films

  • Rangeela
  • Vive L'Amour
  • Nanook of the North
  • Male and Female

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  • Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

  • The Dark Knight Rises

  • Horse Money

Recent reviews

  • M3GAN


    Film is a parasocial medium

  • Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

    Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

    From IMDb user "GreyHunter":

    I'm surprised more people aren't discussing the subtext of the "twist" ending. Movies and TV have inundated us with the classic trope of a raped woman rising up again to be strong and take revenge on those who have wronged her. But the twist here actually goes in an entirely different direction. Since she was clearly so badly damaged physically that they transferred her consciousness to the beast, what she is doing isn't a chance at…

Popular reviews

  • Ways of Seeing

    Ways of Seeing

    From the moment feminism began to solidify its ideology in the early '70s, Hitchcock became a whipping boy for feminist theory. I've been very vocal about my opposition to the simplistic theory of "the male gaze" that is associated with Laura Mulvey (and that she herself has moved somewhat away from) and that has taken over feminist film studies to a vampiric degree in the last 25 years. The idea that a man looking at or a director filming a…

  • Rush Hour 2

    Rush Hour 2

    Racial stereotypes and cultural conflicts on a micro vs macro level, the micro level being personal (friend) vs detached (stranger). Jackie and Tucker form a bond which, while not initially, is eventually strengthened through the freedom of joking about that which is not themselves. It's natural to feel closer to what you are and what you have grown up in. When what you are close to is targeted in the form of jokes and stereotypes, this certainly affects you more…