BY Emma Tilden in Movies on Jul 31, 2014 |
In case you’ve never heard of it, Into the Woods is basically the best musical ever. Literally. It is a work of genius born from the genius of the ever-magnificent Stephen Sondheim and bestowed upon our world as a heavenly gift. Just to be clear, I’ve never actually seen it performed live on Broadway. I have, however, seen a film of its original, 1987 Broadway run (which featured total legend, Bernadette Peters as the witch). ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Boob Tube on Jul 24, 2014 |
“Sarang” is the Korean word for “love.” It is also the name of the 3-month-old baby who died from malnutrition in 2010 while her parents were out on a 10 hour online gaming binge. The couple, a Mr. and Ms. Kim, spent 6-12 hours every day playing the online game Prius which, ironically, involves raising a virtual child named Anima. Unfortunately, Anima took precedent over Sarang, their real-world baby.
“The ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Boob Tube on Jul 17, 2014 |
There’s a special place in my heart for comedy that is so true it hurts. We got a taste of it when Lizzy Caplan deadpanned through a magnificent bit about how men can be funny.Now we’re getting it again with Feminist Bros, a new YouTube duo that voice their opinions on movies on the YouTube channel Citizen Radio. They’re so right on with their assessment of horror films that it’s impossible to watch without cracking a smile. Just to give ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal in General on Jul 11, 2014 |
You may or may not be familiar with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. If you aren’t, it was a thing on Twitter recently where people tweeted pictures of themselves or their loved ones holding signs that said why we need diverse books. However, it’s sort of lost momentum, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t noticed a change in the literary landscape as far as representation is concerned. In fact, other than Orange is the New Black, I ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Movies on Jul 09, 2014 |
Tired of seeing free movies? Nope. Interested in seeing kick-ass women in lead roles? Hell yes. Lucky for you, Videology’s Strong Female Lead series kicks off this August, and they’re celebrating women in cinema by screening a different movie every month, each with a powerful female at the center of the action. The Williamsburg video store/bar/screening room is host to all kinds of fun screening parties and themed bingo nights, and it begins its ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Movies on Jun 27, 2014 |
In the 1920s and 30s, the twins Violet and Daisy Hilton were as close to being vaudeville royalty as any two people could get. They were talented performers: they could sing and dance, they played any number of musical instruments, they were witty and charming and crowds of fans flocked to their shows every night. They also had one other appealing factor: a small piece of flesh on their backs that had conjoined the sisters since the day they were ... Read More
BY Maddie Maschger in Movies on Jun 25, 2014 |
“For the YSL woman, a tuxedo spells defiance… She’s more than a man’s equal, she’s his adversary.”
“Yves Saint Laurent,” the latest film from Jalil Lespert, depicts the life and impact of the infamous namesake designer and that of his romantic and professional partner, Pierre Bergé, who narrates.
The film works from the assumption that the audience knows a great deal about Saint Laurent, which leaves several ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Movies on Jun 17, 2014 |
Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), thirty-something struggling actor, father, and husband, never really made the jump into adulthood. He spends his days auditioning for role after role, even though he hasn’t gotten a part since his role in the oft-mentioned ‘dandruff commercial’ of times past. When Aidan’s father (Mandy Patinkin) reports that his cancer has metastasized and he’s running out of time, Aidan finds himself confronted ... Read More
BY Maddie Maschger in Movies on Jun 04, 2014 |
I have been staring at an open Word document since late Friday evening after I sat in a sold-out theater and watched my New Favorite Film unfold before me, trying to put into words what about Maleficent made me exclaim (much to the dismay of the audience members around me) “THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL” right after (major spoilers ahead) Maleficent kisses Aurora on the forehead, awakening her from the curse with true love’s first kiss. Until now, ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Feminizzle on Jun 03, 2014 |
Summer is the perfect time for movie theater refuge. When your air-conditioning cruelly breaks in the middle of a heat wave, there is nothing better than fleeing to the movies to watch March of the Penguins (or was that just me?) However, The Wrap has revealed that out of 39 movies being released this summer, only one, Jupiter Down, is directed by a woman. Excuse me, CO-DIRECTED by a woman, Lana Wachowski with her brother, Andy.
In 2009, The New York ... Read More