‘Critically acclaimed’ and ‘wowed at Sundance’ are phrases that tend to put me on edge when going into films these days. Despite being a critic myself, I often find that films lauded for their critical success tend to either be ...Read More »
Captain Fantastic: Happy Noam Chomsky Day!
Fair warning: as a non-committal leftie who is never going to be able to live up to the utopian ideals I espouse and is deeply guilt-ridden over my compromised stance within the capitalist web of corruption that we currently call ...Read More »
Mistress America: You are much more of an asshole than you initially appear
Mistress America is the latest film from indie auteur Noah Baumbach and another collaboration with Greta Gerwig, following on from Greenberg and Frances Ha. The film follows pretentious, infuriating, self-absorbed people interacting in a vaguely preposterous version of reality. And ...Read More »
Misogyny and Hypocrisy in the Modern Comics Industry
Well, this is disappointing. Wednesday night saw another comic-book related Twitterstorm, sparked in part by this article by Indie artist Tess Fowler. Inspired by a Twitter discussion started by creator Brandon Graham, the article is basically Fowler speaking about her experiences with ...Read More »