Category: Movies

Seen and Not Heard

From the LA Times: Women may make up 51% of the population, but actresses nabbed only 29.9% of the 4,379 speaking parts in the 100 top-grossing films of 2007, or so says a new study released by University of Southern…

The Hurt Locker (2009)

There is a lot of chatter about The Hurt Locker and whether director Kathryn Bigelow will serve up a feast of schadenfreude by besting ex-husband and douche James Cameron at the Oscars this year. Despite not having seen Avatar just…

Golden Globes Redux

So, the Golden Globes happened. Let’s hope that Avatar’s big wins don’t repeat themselves at the Oscars — I’m not a huge fans of colonialist jerk-fest Pocahontas re-makes, even if they are visually stunning. Or, as our own Sady put…

Babies

The trailer for this upcoming movie on a year in the life of babies from four different countries reminds me how baby faces, baby bodies, and baby behaviors are so universal. Mostly it makes my uterus contract. I hope it…

They're Coming To Get You, Barbara

Thanks to the blog troubles I’m a bit late in posting this, but do check out the film reviews of several popular horror movies of interest to feminists at Feminist Themes, including reviews of Carrie, Teeth, Rosemary’s Baby, and Misery.…

Audacity indeed.

I very much want to see Precious. I have heard nothing but good things. Push is an incredible book and it sounds like the film does it justice. And I absolutely love Gabby Sidibe, who plays the lead role. What…

Polanski Defend-a-Thon, Part 2

[Trigger Warning] Melissa has Part 1 (which disappointingly includes Whoopi Goldberg, who draws a line between “rape” and “rape-rape,” and leaves me wondering what the difference is — and if there’s also rape-rape-rape, and how many “rape”s we have to…

Goodbye Goodbye

My last day as a guest blogger!  I want to thank the Feministe regulars for sharing your corner of the interwebs with me.  Thank you to the readers who read my posts, and especially thank you to those of you…

Notes on Gore

I had about half a post written about  my sometime contentious relationship with veganism (I am vegan), PETA, food justice, and a whole mess of other stuff, but then Renee had to go make an excellent post about the frequent…