“We could’ve had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
But you played it with a beating”

Adele “Rolling in the Deep”

I don’t believe in kicking someone when they are down. It’s not fun, it doesn’t make me feel any better about my life, and I don’t get any sort of satisfaction. But I will kick the shit out of this movie.

X-men: Dark Phoenix was a production marred in trouble from the start. The previous film X-men: Apocolypse did not do so well, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 47% from…

It happened during the last episode of the Netflix show of the Umbrella Academy that I realized something.

Spoiler for Season 1 of Umbrella Academy

Vanya Hargreeves finally comes to the realization that she is just as super-powered as her siblings, if not the most super-powered being in the known universe. Being relegated as the useless, seventh child of the Umbrella Academy she was insecure, introverted, and lacked the assuredness of her siblings. It’s not until she realizes her power that she lets loose, unshackled by her lack of self-esteem. She is unbridled. An uncontrollable revenge machine. The literal embodiment of hysteria. …

Octavia Spencer stars in MA

I never finished watching The Help.

This wasn’t due to trying, it was mostly out of frustration and exhaustion. I hate the “noble negro” archetype used in the film, one of black people putting aside their personal wellbeing and happiness for the benefit of a white person. When one of the characters declines payment for her contributions because she “just wants to tell her story”, I nearly rolled my eyes out of the back of my head. It was a white fantasy, like Lord of the Rings, a magical place where systemic racism doesn’t exist and minor characters are happy…

There is a French expression called “L’esprit de l’escalier” and it loosely translates to thinking of something as you are walking down the stairs. It’s like when you have an argument with someone and hours later, still furious, you finally come up with a comeback. It’s having a good idea, when the moment for it has long past. I think you know where I’m going with this.

The First Purge is the fourth installment in the Purge franchise, a movie series that is predicated on the idea of a government sanctioned program that allows all crime for one day. This…

This film feels like a white counter to Moonlight. Where Moonlight was a deep, quiet take on the struggles of black masculinity convening with queerness, this movie is a bubble gum pop version making it seem like white men have a more loving and easier time transitioning into their queer identity; it’s mediocre, corny, commercial and doesn’t really have much to say besides “hey kids, it’s okay to be gay.” Chiron takes his identity and struggles with it for over a decade, what takes Simon the course of one Christmas vacation to move through. It seems to only highlight the…

I didn’t want to read Harry Potter. It was the last book on a list that we had to choose from in my middle school English class for book reports. The book I wanted (that I now forget the name of) featured a strong female protagonist and was much more interesting than the abused boy, who lived under the stairs and also had like, magical powers or something.
But I was mistaken. By the time I was finished with that first book, I was forcing all of my friends to read it too. I was preaching the word of J.K…

The depiction of fathers in movies has typically been the bumbling, enept, familiar babysitter. He’s there holding the baby at arms length when “uh-oh”, it’s diaper change time and you know that this glorified cum container doesn’t know what to do when that happens. We have redundant words like “Mr. Mom” to describe a word that already exist, a dad, to point out how odd it would be for a man to take responsibility for his own kids.

But this is seemingly shifting into a narrative about fatherhood that is less about instilling the sexist roles of what a “real”…

Isabella L Price

Activist. Fetishist. Nerd. Introvert. Gamer. Clothes Horse. Feminist. Filmmaker. Weirdo.

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