Freaky Females: Ghostbusters and 13 Other Films that Pass the Bechdel Test

When I think of ghost-loving gals, the first film to come to mind is obviously the 2016 all-lady reboot of Ghostbusters, uniting some of my favorite figures in comedy and my favorite spooky storyline. Though it doesn’t replace the original, this Bechdel no brainer has quickly become one of my annual Halloween traditions. This retelling…

Comic Con 2018 Trailer Recap

Comic Con 2018 roared into San Diego like a giant nerdy hurricane over the weekend, leaving trailers and announcements in its wake. Here’s just a few of the big trailers from the convention:             Aquaman and Shazam! In the wake of Justice League’s failure, and Wonder Woman’s success, DC is moving ahead with two standalone…

On Chesil Beach: Ace Representation

I trust Saoirse Ronan to choose movies that are compelling and I went into On Chesil Beach with some hope she would bring a layer to Florence I didn’t expect. Unfortunately, the movie missed a major point that could have revolutionized how we view women’s sexuality in film. Perhaps it was the source material, which…

Avengers: Infinity War Review

Okay, this is gonna be quick and dirty because I saw a late show and slept about 3 hours last night. Also, I’m loath to spoil anything. If ever there was a film you needed to go into with as little foreknowledge as possible, it’s Infinity War. Okay good stuff first. I think just about…

Infinity War Countdown: Black Panther

This is it! The Last movie before Infinity War. I hope you’re reading this while you’re in the theater! I know I’m in line at mine. Let’s go. After Black Panther smashed box office records, Infinity War has a lot to live up to. The film stands on its own, and it’s even a reasonable place to enter into the Marvel Cinematic…

Infinity War Countdown: Spiderman: Homecoming

Peter Parker’s entrance into the MCU may have been one of the most hyped scenes during Captain America: Civil War but his screen-time was minimal. We got the jokes we deserved from a hero-struck teenager in over his head, some great banter between him and various Avengers, and some great action sequences, but you wouldn’t…