There’s a moment in Norah Shapiro’s documentary, Time for Ilhan, when Ilhan Omar says men can just wake up one day and decide to be a politician while women aren’t afforded that luxury. Yet Omar herself defied the odds to become the first Somali woman ever elected to […]
We’re fashionably late honoring one of the greatest dance movies of all time, Footloose! (Yes, Footloose is a classic and anyone who doesn’t think that can take it up with Kristen.) The Kevin Bacon-starring movie about a small town that isn’t allowed to dance turned 35 in February […]
As has been documented in books, documentaries, and this very website, horror is a gendered genre. The response a woman will have while watching a horror film is vastly different than if a male is watching. How women react to specific situations in a horror film can immediately […]
Last week, Jason Reitman gave an interview to the Bill Burr Podcast, later repeated in the Playlist, to discuss his newest sequel to his father’s beloved Ghostbusters. Reitman waxed eloquent about how much he loves the original film—“I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan. I was like seven […]
I have loved Sherlock Holmes since I was in fifth grade. The great detective inspired my interest in the Victorian novel, in dressing like a page boy from the age of eleven to the age of fourteen, and even in Dracula, Edward Gorey, and classic film (my first […]
As we’ve done with both Kristen and Lauren, it’s another Dame’s birthday and we’re honoring them with a look at the movies that are “quintessentially” them. In this case, our own Karen Peterson is having a birthday. (We won’t disclose her age but she always mocks Kristen’s “generation” […]
She was one of the unsung heroines of silent film. She was not only a hairdresser to the stars, she was so highly respected and valued she was placed under a seven year exclusive contract with Famous Players Lasky, just like a movie star.