Don’t Sleep on Netflix Original THE BABYSITTER

Not The Babysitters Club.  Not Adventures in Babysitting.  Not My Babysitter’s a Vampire. Not even Jonah Hill’s The Sitter. The Netflix original The Babysitter is brand new, campy, absurd and perfect. I must admit, when I heard Netflix was putting out a babysitting comedy, my gut reaction was they can do better. The babysitter trope has been stretched in so many directions…

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10 MORE Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October (+Diversity)

I was so excited to kick off the month with my article 13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October, certain I had planted a seed of femi-wisdom into the Halloween season. That excitement remained until a dear friend of mine politely inquired why my list was so white. To my own disbelief, I scrolled through my work to…

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The News About Harvey Weinstein Isn’t Shocking

I often think about Hollywood as America’s Chocolate Factory. The outside world sees its glittering, golden towers from afar and aches for a peek of what it’s like on the inside. We consume its chocolates– the feature films, the television shows, the rep carpets, the celebrities– like a swarm of Charlie Buckets, full of delight…

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13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October

If October means to you what it does me, this month is all about movies, movies, movies. Scary ones, to be exact. The horror genre consistently pushes the boundaries of norm and challenges constructions of our everyday world– including gender. It’s often been said in critical circles that the horror genre is one of the only that…

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Gaga: Five Foot Two

A Netflix documentary on the life of Lady Gaga seems so right, don’t you think? Netflix has successfully branded their original projects with a no-holds-barred sort of flare, so the news Gaga: Five Foot Two would premiere September 22nd on the streaming service delighted fans. The documentary promised to show a side of the star we had never…

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IT Movie Review

The following article contains It (2017) spoilers. I felt like I waited my whole life to see Andrés Muschetti’s 2017 adaption of Stephen King’s legendary It. When the trailer surfaced earlier in the year, the anticipation to relive this childhood nightmare burned inside of me until I sat in the theater Saturday night. Finally, finally this integral part of…

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Child Stars & Feminism in Annabelle: Creation

The following article contains Annabelle: Creation (2017) spoilers. Annabelle: Creation is the fourth installment in James Wan’s The Conjuring cinematic universe. This film, of course, has James Wan written all over it– everything from the skillful dolly shots to spooky background attention-getters. Annabelle: Creation follows the famous Wan formula meticulously, which is why many claim this film is the weakest in the…

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Summer Vacation As Explained By The Movies

Over the history of film, people have found excitement in movies that take them places. Often we enter the theater and go on epic voyages, fall in love, conquer evil and live the lives we only dream of. The appeal of film is its ability to expose audiences to stories untold, exploring the worlds of…

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Just Eat: To the Bone Movie Review

The following article contains To the Bone (2017) spoilers. When I first saw the trailer for To the Bone (2017), I mistook the film for an upcoming Netflix original series. As the trailer portrayed the story of a young woman’s battle with an eating disorder, I was immediately disappointed in Netflix. Surely they weren’t going to make the…

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