Articles Posted in the " Movie Reviews & Analysis " Category

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review

    It’s been two years and three movies, and I wish I could say that I was able to come to grips with the mess that Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy became. Unfortunately the final installment, The Battle of the Five Armies, only seemed to expand on the issues of the previous two films. Don’t get me […]


  • The Anxiety of Motherhood: Review of ‘The Babadook’

    I’m a feminist and I love horror movies. You won’t believe the amount of surprised looks I get when that little tidbit of information is let out. People just don’t seem to understand the appeal of horror to a woman. Women see horror films with their boyfriends so they can get cuddled, right? Otherwise, women […]


  • The Mockingjay Lives: Review of “Mockingjay, Part 1”

    Oddly enough, when I went into my showing of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, I felt maudlin. Like The Dark Knight before it, Mockingjay gave us some of the best marketing in the many months leading up to its premiere. At one point, I was more excited about the reveal of the latest promo […]


  • Fans Are Having Way Too Much Fun Casting Captain Marvel

    Those that understand Carol Danvers’ impact on comics fans – particularly women – probably aren’t surprised by the enthusiasm for this upcoming movie. And for those who haven’t experienced Carol-fever before, it’s kind of difficult to describe her importance – but you’ll understand when you see thousands of little girls dressed as Captain Marvel on […]


  • Interstellar: Long, Winded, & Flawed

    Christopher Nolan loves two things. Dead wives, and convoluted plots wrapped in long movies that provide more questions than answers. If you’re a fan of either of these, then you’ll probably enjoy Interstellar. I’m going to start this review with the admission that I’m not a scientist. I’ve read Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of […]


  • A Feminist Look at “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

    Tomorrow is Halloween and that means I will be doing several things: Handing out candy Playing spooky music all day Dressing up Watching A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) It may seem strange for a feminist to love a film in which a deformed child murderer stalks and kills teenagers, most famously after sex. When […]


  • Horns Review: Come for Radcliffe, Stay for the Thrill

    The film Horns is one of those unexpected movies that is destined to become a cult classic. This status will have little to do with the stars of the film, its almost ethereal tone, or the performance of Daniel Radcliffe. Instead, fans will be intrigued and mystified by the totally unusual storyline. Daniel Radcliffe is […]


  • The Maze Runner Review

    Well, this was a pleasant surprise. Straight off the bat, I will admit that I knew next to nothing about The Maze Runner, except that it was a series of YA novels and that I only knew because I happened to work in the juvenile section of a book store when the books were first […]


  • A Breakdown of the New Mockingjay Trailer

    The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is finally live after months of fan anticipation and build-up via clever viral marketing. While less than two minutes long, the trailer packs in a solid amount of intense moments and merely whetted our appetites for the film’s release on November 21st. Please continue this […]