Ever since I was a tyke, I remember the age old discussion… who is your favorite silent film comedian? Chaplin? Keaton? How about Harry Langdon (kids, Google it!). Naaaahhhh. Now, I admit I was a Keaton girl initially, but during my film school years, my eyes were opened… […]
Welcome to Citizen Dame!
Welcome guest contributor Jenna Dorsi! Isn’t It Romantic is a movie for people who enjoy romantic comedies. Specifically, those who grew up watching the films that were released in the ‘80s, ‘90s, and early 2000s. Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is a cynical and lonely architect constantly disrespected by coworkers. […]
Last week I talked about Ganja & Hess, Bill Gunn’s influential “black vampire movie.” This week, we’re going to talk about Spike Lee’s 2015 remake of the film, now available on Kanopy and Vudu. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus takes the basic plot of Ganja & Hess, its […]
In case you didn’t know, the Oscars are this Sunday and the Dames are….well, we’re actually ready to say goodbye to 2018 once and for all. The Oscars ceremony this year has been nothing short of a clusterfuck, from the nominees themselves to what will be shown, not […]
The early 1960s are identical to the 1950s in popular culture… largely tame and conservative. A late studio era musical, Bye Bye Birdie is a snapshot of this period. While it’s largely clean-cut and standard, an interesting tension boils beneath the surface. While the United States was still […]
A huge thanks to Sydney Urbanek for submitting this piece as part of our Guest Contributor Program. Check out Sydney’s work at Reel Honey. For as long as there have been music videos, music videos have been saluting movies—in vastly different ways and with wide-ranging results. In today’s […]