In My Octopus Teacher, documentary filmmaker Craig Foster models healthy masculinity by showing us a trusting, gentle, and emotionally fulfilling bond with an octopus.
I first saw Dear Evan Hansen on the Broadway stage. Apparently, I was so blown away by the magic of theater that I didn’t pick up on the questionable dynamics. The story’s clumsy handling in the movie brought those issues to light.
Ant-Man is a 2015 live action film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same comics series, including Scott Lang and Hank Pym, along with others.
At first glance, one wouldn’t think John Carpenter’s cult classic would be a thematic double-billing – or that Free Guy would be worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as They Live – but the two films of vastly different genres have more similarities upon further examination.
Ever heard of the bad boy type? The type of man who’s sexy yet broody, or the type of man who’s dangerous but has a sensitive side? It’s a well-known stereotype that women are attracted to villains. The question is: why are we?
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, though its feminism may be unintentional, cannot exist without its focus on women reclaiming power. The movie is feminist by definition, even if Amirpour didn’t write it with that in mind. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is mesmerizing, poetic, and stunning, both for its portrayal of feminist ideas and its powerful story that is both horrific and subtly romantic at once.
‘Sex Education’ is one of the most diverse shows I’ve ever seen! From sexuality to gender identity to race, this show features so many minorities and so many different kinds of relationships!
Meander, released in 2021, is a French gory horror film featuring a woman trapped in small spaces as she fights for her life, paralleling real pandemic life.
Netflix’s Afterlife of the Party might fall into the rom-com genre, but it’s much more about grief, strong female friendships, and platonic love than it is about romance.
Nightbooks, the newest entry in children’s horror, honors classic horror films, focuses on themes of acceptance, and has awesome production design.