When the Medium is the Message: Some Brief Thoughts on the Movie Adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved

In light of Toni Morrison’s recent passing, I finally decided to pick up one of her novels (having been collecting them at garage and library book sales for years, putting them on the “to-read” shelf). I figured I would go ahead and start with the most critically acclaimed, her Nobel-prize-wining Beloved. It’s a brilliant and … Continue reading When the Medium is the Message: Some Brief Thoughts on the Movie Adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved

We Need to Talk about “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”

There's a lot to say about Tarantino's latest smash hit film but there is one thing in particular about this movie that continues to haunt and perturb my brain days after I saw the film. This event happens just before the climax of the film and it completely derailed my ability to even comprehend what … Continue reading We Need to Talk about “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”

Superheroes and Gender Roles: Captain Marvel vs. Ant-Man [Spoilers Ahead]

Photo: https://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/05/25/ant-man-captain-marvel-quantum-verse-/ The thing that initially prompted me to write this post is rooted in wondering if the examples of sexism in Captain Marvel were a little too on the nose. An early example of this occurs in a flashback memory of Carol Danvers’s childhood, where after having crashed while racing go-carts (presumably with her … Continue reading Superheroes and Gender Roles: Captain Marvel vs. Ant-Man [Spoilers Ahead]