The Female Anti-Hero & White Male Privilege in Marvel’s Jessica Jones

This part-review-part-analysis of Netflix’s new original series Jessica Jones is going to sound very similar to many other reviews out there right now. It’s basically fucking amazing.

Forget Sam Smith: There Are Bigger Things To Worry About in the James Bond Universe

I really want to have a conversation about the James Bond franchise. Specifically, the way the Bond franchise treats women. Currently, many people are losing their heads about Sam Smith’s new song, ‘Writings on the Wall’, because it isn’t good enough to be a ‘Bond song’.

‘Ex Machina’: Do Fembots Dream of Electric Sheep

Cinema is obsessed with the idea of AI. The idea of a being which is almost human, but not quite, has been explored in films countless times. Maybe it’s a comment on how well the image of AI translates from script to screen, or maybe it’s to do with humanity’s obsession with playing God. There is […]

Moving Away From the Anti-Hero: What It Means to be a Man in ‘Better Call Saul’

Cross posted at Bitch Flicks as part of Masculinity Theme week I think I should start by saying that I’m not a huge fan of Breaking Bad. In a discussion about Better Call Saul, this question always seems to crop up and I have to be honest–I found the series tedious and repetitive.

Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu,2014) Review

I am definitely getting behind on my weekly reviews. In fact my last one was about a month ago, so not so much weekly, as monthly… I had planned on reviewing all of the Best Picture nominated films in one post, as I expected to have very little to say about them. Then I watched […]