Poetic Justice: Lawrence of Arabia

Poetic Justice: Lawrence of Arabia

If brownface could kill, would it murder your movie-watching experience? Melissa and Jon stumble upon a problematic piece of history watching ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ The overlong epic’s 3 hour and 45 minute run-time led them to read Ray...
Captain Marvel & Female Superheroes

Captain Marvel & Female Superheroes

Gender-bent homages and femme fatales have fallen. From the rubble, Marvel re-envisioned classic characters to better represent their readers. Captain Marvel is the latest adaptation, and the perfect Rosetta Stone to decipher what makes a female hero tick. Melissa and...
Noir Studies: The Maltese Falcon

Noir Studies: The Maltese Falcon

Jon and I have been discussing Film Noir quite a bit lately. I know that I like noir films and stories, but I have a hard time defining it. So we are on a quest to watch some film noir, and to get a better definition of the genre. We started with the one I always...
#OscarsSoWhack: Snobs, Snubs & Our Picks

#OscarsSoWhack: Snobs, Snubs & Our Picks

Ceremonies matter to film fans young and old, but social media has made 2018’s carnival of controversies its own sideshow. Jon and Melissa eschew hot takes for a conversation on how style and substance clash. The most controversial show since 2018 will pit...