Give it a day to marinate, and Knock Down the House will probably make you angryContinue reading Knock Down the House and the politics of mansplaining
The Grizzlies transcends the usual sports movie cliches with a social justice message you need to hearContinue reading ‘There’s a cost for reaching’: The Grizzlies is a gripping look at poverty and colonialism
In Booksmart, there are some gems, but it needs more realism and less performative wokeness.Continue reading Booksmart: Now teenage girls have their own Superbad. Some of them, anyway
Buried in The Hustle – a film with an implausible plot, mediocre characters and settings out of the 1970s version of Charlie’s Angels – are two pieces of truth about gender politics.Continue reading The Hustle has some insight, but it’s mostly a pass
In theory, there’s a lot to like about Wine Country. It’s two whole hours devoted to women in their 40s and 50s, an often invisible demographic in film. Rarely is it about marriage or children. It stars watchable and funny women. It passes the Beschdel Test in spades.
But with Wine Country, streaming now on Netflix, the result is as bland as the biscuit and asparagus tones that permeate the backdrop.Continue reading ‘Wine Country’: How old are we, anyway?