I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House: Ladies & Death

Artistically, I’d compare I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House to those modern art exhibits that feature a blank white canvas.  I know it’s trying to say something, but without a few more clues, I could not begin to tell you what it is.  The film is all mood, which I am … More I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House: Ladies & Death

The Last Exorcism: Doc Martens Are A Gateway To Possession

The Last Exorcism opens with a scene of the protagonist lathered up and shaving an already clean-shaven face, so it really could only have gone up from there in terms of making sense. And it did. Mostly. The film came out in 2010 and I saw it in theatres here in New York City, remembering … More The Last Exorcism: Doc Martens Are A Gateway To Possession

10 Cloverfield Lane: When Mansplainers Turn Out To Be Correct

“Well, actually…” is the shortest and scariest horror story when you’re a woman: The daily encounters with men full of conspiracy theories about aliens, big brother, and the government secretly poisoning our food, dudes who call us sweetheart and princess, despite any evidence that we’re sweet or royalty, in an effort to demean our intelligence.  The guys … More 10 Cloverfield Lane: When Mansplainers Turn Out To Be Correct

The Midnight Meat Train: Status Quo On The Orient Express

If you’re looking for a solid hour and forty-three minutes of extremely graphic gore and some good old-fashioned nonsense: The Midnight Meat Train is definitely for you. If, however, like me, you are exhausted by watching yet another film that leaves equality out of the equation: You may want to skip this one.  This is … More The Midnight Meat Train: Status Quo On The Orient Express

The Witch: Devil Goats and Feminism

Thick accents, period costumes, stories of female oppression, and talking goats?  This.  Film.  Has.  EVERYTHING. The Witch calls itself a New England Folk Tale and, with most of its dialogue and content derived from actual historical documents, director Robert Eggers handed us a slice of pre-Salem, puritanical patriarchy straight from the goat’s mouth.  Eggers has … More The Witch: Devil Goats and Feminism