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Alien³

All they have to do is run down a damn corridor. An interesting part of the Alien series is its intent and ability to attract quality directors.  Alien³ (1992) being the first feature film from David Fincher—who, to this day, has yet … Continue reading

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Wall-E

I don’t want to survive, I want to live. Family-friendly movies don’t have a lot of credibility.  There’s usually a lot of action–the equivalent of shaking a set of keys in front of your face–and enough double-entendre to keep the … Continue reading

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Political Animals

Never call a bitch a bitch, we bitches hate that. Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver) is a former first lady who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential primary against now-President Paul Garcetti (Adrian Pasdar).  Garcetti is a lefty, transformative figure who, … Continue reading

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Alien

The first thing I’m doing when I get back, is get some decent food. “In space, no one can hear you scream.”  That’s got to be one of the best lines of all time.  Alien (1979), like Jaws (1975), puts its heroes … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part IV)

Part I, Part II, Part III, meet Part IV. Behind the Market So women go to bad woman movies.  But that is so counter to my (and I’d say “our”) intuition, right?  We’ve got woman empowerment, we laugh ironically or … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part III)

This is Part III, which is the penultimate installment in the Quadrilogy.  (Part I, Part II) Causes The questions are (1) why weren’t there more strong female characters and (2) why are there so many more now? Am I engaging … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part I)

Premise The greatest evil in objectification of women in film is not sexual.  When we use the word objectification, really we mean dehumanization.  The woman isn’t even a human, she’s an automaton with well-placed fatty tissue.  In a way, that’s … Continue reading

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