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Honesty and Love in “Midnight Cowboy”

This week, Movie Monday found me watching Midnight Cowboy, the 1969 film-that-couldn’t, pulled off miraculously by director John Schlesinger. Midnight Cowboy is a spectacular blip in the vast expanse of film history, ignored by some, cult classic for...

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...

What the Fork Just Happened on The Good Place?

Michael Schur’s (Parks and Recreation) latest show The Good Place, which premiered at the tail end of last year and wrapped up one night before the 2017 presidential inauguration, follows the newly deceased Eleanor...

“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...