“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is Comedic Gold with a Feminist Agenda

When young girls look to the media for representations of the female gender in society, they find a variety of limiting roles. The common tract of “women as love interests” is one of the more harmful roles, as it reinforces a particular trope: women need romance to be happy. Too often in movies and television … Continue reading “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is Comedic Gold with a Feminist Agenda

Positive Discrimination (2015) – Short Film

Director: Charlo Johnson Starring: Róisín O'Donovan, Liam Burke, Niall Dempsey, Maghnús Foy Synopsis: "Tanya's final exams are fast approaching but her eviction date is approaching even faster. Her only solution for getting this money together is a once off meet with a kerb crawler. Following an unexpected encounter in which Tanya gets picked up by an undercover … Continue reading Positive Discrimination (2015) – Short Film

The Revenant (2015)

Director: Alejandro Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck "I ain't afraid to die anymore. I'd done it already." According to Merriam-Webster, a revenant is “one that returns after death or a long absence.” So, Birdman director Alejandro Iñárritu’s latest film is aptly named, as it is based upon Hugh Glass, an … Continue reading The Revenant (2015)

Joy (2015)

Director: David O Russell Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Bradley Cooper The best biographical-drama films always show the person of interest in many different lights; he or she is never shown as “perfect” for the audience. Joy doesn’t follow this trend, and that’s one of its … Continue reading Joy (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern “When John Ruth the Hangman catches you…you hang!” Tarantino and his dream team, consisting of an outstanding cast, the masterful scorer Ennio Morricone, and cinematographer Robert Richard (with whom Tarantino has worked on Kill … Continue reading The Hateful Eight (2015)