Quick Hits

I’ve recently signed up for and begun using Letterboxd to keep track of my films. It’s a quick and easy way to track and write thoughts on movies I don’t have time or inclination to do a full write-up and picture hunt on. If you’re interested to see what I have to say, what I … Continue reading

Feminist Travel Film Week on BitchFlicks

I put together some words about The Go Getter for the wonderful folks at BitchFlicks. – Check it out by clicking anywhere on this gratuitously long hyperlink.  – I’ll be responding to comments on their site, if you feel led to comment.

Lost Girl: Season 01 Episode 06, Food for Thought

Editor’s note: You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here.  Open on Bo’s dilemma: to wear black ruffled, black sparkly, or black sheer to her doctor’s appointment? And by ‘doctor’s appointment’ she means ‘session of insane sexual tension.’ This episode and the next two are where Lauren really gets established. We see her inside … Continue reading

Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal – In Context of His Other Shows About Life & Death

Bryan Fuller has a new show, Hannibal, on NBC. At first – getting a feel for the show via the promos, then seeing his name – it struck me as odd. The more I think about it, it’s a logical progression of his work, when it has to fit within the fairly narrow framework of … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 03, Episode 11, Adventures in Fae-bysitting

While Lost Girl – as a good supernatural drama should – raises and addresses issues from child trafficking to drug abuse, this episode raises at least a half dozen distinct issues it can probably never fully address. Still, bringing them into consciousness and allowing the fan base to dissect them is better than most shows … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 3, Episode 10, Deliquents

Many TV shows are campy. Many are serious. Some attempt one thing, but are the other (it’s possible I got through Season 1 of Hou$e of Lies because I was never aware it was supposed to be a comedy). Walking the line of both is a tricky thing, but Lost Girl‘s premise almost demands it. … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 3, Episode 8, Fae-ge Against the Machine

I’d bet money the writers have a contest to see who can make up the most absurd challenges for their various Fae rituals. The Zambian cricket of good fortune may come into play later, but that doesn’t change how delightfully over-the-top it is. The absurdity and intricateness of the preparation are as important as the … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 3, Episode 7, There’s Bo Place Like Home

Editor’s Note: thanks for waiting on the late review. In the past week I’ve loaded a truck with all various goods and bads and driven three days cross-country to my latest place of residence, so it’s been a little crazy and internet-less. Also, I’ve made the font bigger, hopefully that helps. Edit: composing this mostly … Continue reading

Oscar Nominated Shorts: 2013

Whether because comedy is harder than drama, or because the Academy simply rewards it disproportionately, these shorts are overwhelmingly sad and gritty. We also see a lot of children as the focal point of films, something which may be simply because planning a short around children is far less of a headache than trying to … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 3, Episode 5, Faes Wide Shut

First things first: the episode has too much going on, on too few sets (more on this later). Too much mystery, too many plotlines; which may be a side-effect of the writers coming off an extended season into another shorter one. There are essentially four investigations going: Bo/Lauren/Kenzi into the goop death, Dyson/Tamsin into the goop … Continue reading