In 1988 Tom Holland released Child’s Play, a simple story about a killer doll which spawned a franchise that hasn’t slowed down yet. When MGM announced plans for a remake last year the question was, “Why?” Yes, this is a common refrain regarding all remakes, but in a […]
A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.
I’m a sucker for a movie that appreciates the fine art of the department store. Throughout the 1950s, when consumerism and suburbia went hand-in-hand, a trip to the local Macys or Penneys was a luxury. Models wearing the latest fashions were able to walk around, showing off the […]
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I won’t say it was a key decision in my moving to Los Angeles, but the wealth of history that’s found within it has always fascinated me, and a key element of that history is the 1960s music scene that sprung up within Laurel Canyon. Ensconced in the […]
Judith Arcana laughs when I call her a freedom fighter, but she is. The poet, writer, and educator spent two years in the Jane Collective during the ’60s and ’70s, helping women procure safe abortions in an era where it was illegal and highly dangerous. She was eventually […]
On Monday it was announced that singer and actress Doris Day passed away at the age of 97. Day’s career was a fascinating and highly complex one in Hollywood history which the Dames have chosen to honor with this week’s top 5. Be sure to leave us your […]
There’s a moment at the conclusion of Rachel Carey’s Ask for Jane wherein text praises the real life subjects at the heart of the feature who did the work so no woman would ever have to do it again. Well, if you’ve been following the news this week […]