Category: Film

Movie Mondays

For my birthday this year, my boyfriend made me this amazing list of old movies that I need to see. We call it “the canon” fondly, but there are plenty of movies considered must-sees...

“La La Land” Proves Heterosexuality Wins Big

As Damien Chazelle’s hopeless-romantic La La Land‘s leads fall in love during the second act, jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) offers a piece of advice to aspiring actress and secret playwright Mia (Emma Stone): “You could...

The One Stereotype “Moana” Doesn’t Break

Disney has a few long-standing traditions for its princess movies, and Moana breaks nearly all of them. Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) isn’t white, isn’t getting married, and isn’t even really a princess. Moana comes after Disney...

“Moana” is a Princess Movie Without a Princess

In the very last months of the dumpster fire that was 2016, Disney pulled out the much anticipated Moana for their holiday release. Set in ancient Polynesia, Moana follows its titular character (voiced by Disney’s Hawaiian native...

Gender & Sexuality: The Unanswered Questions of Ex Machina

From scene one, Alex Garland’s experimental sci-fi film Ex Machina gives viewers a tense, high-paced experience filled with morally compelling undercurrents that cause viewers to question the nature of humanity itself–including and especially sexuality. The film follows...