‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Raises Questions On Gender and Torture, Gives No Easy Answers
Feminism / Films

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Raises Questions On Gender and Torture, Gives No Easy Answers

With her female-centric tour-de-force, Kathryn Bigelow has been praised & condemned. People question whether the film endorses torture (calling Bigelow “torture’s handmaiden”) or merely depicts torture. It raises complex questions on gender dynamics & the War on Terror. Continue reading

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter
Feminism / Films

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter

The film Super Bowl is here…that’s right, The Oscars! Huzzah! As a raging cinephile, I love the Oscars, I live for the Oscars. And yet, they so often piss me off. Because they are white male bonanza. Only 4 women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar: Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion … Continue reading