Category Archives: Comparative Analysis

The Top 20 Feminist Movies of All Time

A lot of films try really hard to portray women in some ‘correct’ way, but they often fall short by either avoiding one stereotype so hard that they end up with another equally flat stereotype or else they just ring … Continue reading

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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Story: A military colonel attacks Caesar’s camp, causing Caesar to seek him out for revenge. But on the journey Cesar comes across a new human-plague and ends up in more of a psychological than physical war with the colonel. Review: … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Story: Upon the death of a wealthy Englishman, his son denies any inheritance to his step mother and his three half-sisters. This forces them to move to the country, where husbands are slimmer pickings. The two older sisters chase men, … Continue reading

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Where’s All the Good TV Gone?

The Situation With the preponderance of “reality” shows, game shows, and just poorly written primetime soap operas masquerading as sit-coms and ‘dramas,’ it’s getting increasingly difficult to find more than a couple of shows worth watching. Even I (who used … Continue reading

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The Spontaneous Precipitation of Fairy Tale Rip offs

At first the sudden appearance TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time seemed fallout from the not one but two movies about Snow White made in the last year or so. But that was only the beginning. Now … Continue reading

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Is There a Stereotype for TV Medical Examiners?

A little while ago, I just happened to find myself watching a few episodes of various shows about people who examine the dead and solve crimes; namely Quincy M.E, Crossing Jordan, Dexter, and Bones. In doing so, however, I noticed … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Sabrina (1954 & 1995)

Two for one today, since I’m reviewing the remake as well. Sabrina (1954) Story: The naive and sentimental daughter of a chauffeur who is smitten with one of the boss’s sons is sent to France to study at Le cordon … Continue reading

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What is Feminist Media?

There seem to be several different definitions for the term “feminist cinema,” (or TV, as the case may be). To some, unfortunately, it means films with self-proclaimed “bitches” who spend an hour-and-a-half man-bashing, complaining about cosmetics/shaving and other methods of hair removal/magazine … Continue reading

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All Reruns All the Time, and Other Recent TV Maladies

For the most past few years, I’ve pretty much entirely been watching “TV” on the internet by streaming from places like Hulu or Netflix. Starting a month or so ago, I began watching actual TV again and found that some … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: Are Insufficient Subtitles Robbing Unilingual Viewers of Potential Enjoyment?

Last year, when I took my first semester of Spanish, I began to notice that I could tell what Spanish-speaking characters were saying some of the time in the movies and television shows I was watching. Unfortunately, I was able … Continue reading

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