Director Challenge Series

Introducing the *first ever* series here on the blog… the My Jawbreakers Director Challenge Series! Let me explain: I’ve spent a lifetime building film literacy. 75% of my brain is movie facts and trivia. Each time you watch a film, you make judgements– I like that, this didn’t make sense, oh, that was pretty!– and those judgements are based on…

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Handling Anonymous Mansplaining

It has been a tough couple of weeks in my professional life– if you even want to call it that. Immediate stages of post-grad life have been frustrating and isolating with respect to employment. Applying to jobs feels like entering the tastiest buffet in town, ordering, and never receiving your meal; I’m hungry for an…

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Sundance, Sequels & Your Girlfriend’s Favorite Villain | Choice Movie News

  The first month of 2019 is coming to a close and with its end is an arrival of some pretty exciting film announcements, first looks and tidbits. Choice Movie News may not be the most pressing film industry buzz, rather it is a collection of favorite happenings in Hollywood and beyond. Margot Robbie– and more…

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YOU’s Beck Was The Worst… And Here’s Why

The following article contains You (2018) spoilers. You, the unexpected smash erotic-thriller hit on Netflix, is fabulous. Who would have thought that Lifetime could produce a series palatable for those under 50? The basis of the series is expectedly of the juicy, sinister Lifetime variety. Yet, the series that follows a charming psychopath is peppered with…

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Wonder Woman 2 Might Tackle AIDS Crisis

When I learned the return of Wonder Woman would be staged in 1984, I groaned. My hopes for Wonder Woman as a soon to be franchise are far too high to be given a sequel that panders to the 80’s nostalgia trend bombarding films and streaming services today. I thought certainly Diana’s superhuman compassion and warrior abilities…

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Fragile Masculinity in Incredibles 2

This article contains Incredibles 2 spoilers. Father’s day is meant to celebrate the males in your upbringing; to honor the special gift of fatherhood and the many life lessons and laughs it brings throughout. These Hallmark holidays are typically warm, sunny excuses to bond with family members and take an afternoon to unwind and smile…

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What I’ve Been Up To | An Update

So I left the blogosphere for a hot minute– but for good reason! I wanted to take the time to address a couple exciting items behind my absence. Though I’ve felt guilty for dedicating focus elsewhere, I’m excited to share what I’ve been doing as well as take a victory lap back to my blog…

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The Female Athlete Spectacle

No thanks to Southwest Virginia’s tedious film distribution, I finally saw I, Tonya last month. I believe my exact words used to describe it post-viewing were “show-stopping”. Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya was an energetic, raw heap of fun that I would gladly see again. While I’m familiar with the infamous Nancy Kerrigan incident (me to pop culture is peas to carrots–…

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Three Billboards Outside– Where, Exactly?

It appears Frances McDormand ‘inclusion rode’ her way into another well-earned victory for Best Actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). The peculiar little tale follows a mother scorn after the her daughter’s murder and the darkly comedic aftermath of her small town’s police department. Three Billboards sailed through awards season with high praise for its chaotic glance…

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Black Panther’s Perfect Timing

I knew ahead of time– both peripherally and intuitively– that Black Panther would be excellent. The $8 ticket was just for incidentals, really, because attending the premiere was a sure thing. Marvel makes no mistakes, that much we are all aware. Still, Black Panther had to show up to succeed. It wasn’t exactly a question of if it would deliver,…

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