weekend
I found it amusing that someone needed to make a movie that proves to a white scientist guy that reincarnation might be a possibility.
bechdel test
Instead of using the Bechdel Test as a catch-all critical condemnation, we can use it as a jumping-off point for larger conversations about the role women play in popular films. When films fail, why do they fail?
obvious child
The explanation presented of “You’re too early along and you need to wait” isn’t a real reason not to choose medication abortion.
movies
Oh, a film about a hockey-playing tween in San Francisco that includes the voices of Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling? I feel TOTALLY NEUTRAL.
in

Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00pm | 36 comments

movies
cancer
I want to believe that the world might start to understand what it’s like to be facing death while still at the beginning of your adult life. I just can’t be in the theater to watch it.
fat acceptance
The following day he posted my address and the addresses and phone numbers of my husband’s business, my family members and all the interviewees in our film on a site called pastebin.
race
jem and the holograms
entertainment
Sometimes the true story is even creepier than the movie.
movies
These songs were just as important to the characters and stories as they were to the viewing audience.
in

Apr 11, 2014 at 3:30pm | 95 comments

the hunger games
There's still a widespread cultural reluctance, I think, to see a young woman inflicting the same kind of violence on others that she herself often faces from the world.
movies
Marshmallows, were you in the theater Friday night or behind your laptop watching? Spoilers abound below, but here is your safe space to discuss everything V. Mars.
crying
I am the proud owner of a genuine, certified heart of stone.
movies
Because love that doesn’t involve drinking poison, jumping off a cliff, or stabbing yourself in the heart with a dagger ain’t no love at all.
movies
I don’t know why, but something about bad behavior in a movie theater turns me into Michael Douglas in “Falling Down.”
vc andrews
christmas
Let’s talk Jen’s Christmas Movies, for those of us who appreciate some ambiguity (and sometimes a little cheesy gore) alongside our peppermint bark.
in

Dec 15, 2013 at 12:00pm | 114 comments

secret dummy
Or all the things I’ve never read, watched, or understood, but apparently should have.
in

Dec 8, 2013 at 11:00am | 330 comments

musicals
xofood
Here are THE GREATEST THANKSGIVING MOVIES OF ALL TIME, and I am going to share with you, xoJaners, my ultimate Thanksgiving playlist. No matter where you are, it will manifest up a fireplace, kittens playing with balls of yarn, warm cider and Fred Astaire.
issues
After reading the various box office number reviews for Best Man Holiday, the mantra for the African-American moviegoer this weekend should be: Can I live?