I love movies.
I just finished watching Blonde. I can confidently say, regardless of what else comes out this year, this will be the most divisive film of 2022. Some of the reviews have been crazy and people have had strong reactions, both good and bad. So let me address a few questions first.
Is Blonde pornographic? No.
Is Blonde exploitative? No.
Is Blonde misogynistic? No.
Blonde is masterfully directed by Andrew Dominik and features a great performance by Ana de Armas. It's…
I just finished watching the film Cuties (2020) on Netflix. Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, the film stars Fathia Youssouf, as Amy, an 11 year old girl torn between her conservative, traditional family and a group of dancers at school who call themselves the cuties. The film is well written and beautifully directed. This feels like an honest depiction of a girl growing up and trying to fit in. Fathia Youssouf is fantastic, believable, and sympathetic. The other young girls in…