Help Me Understand Why Cannes Winner “Blue is the Warmest Color” is a Triumph for Lesbians

I was a late bloomer. I was a tree-climbing, pet-menagerie-loving, book-devouring tomboy my entire childhood. At 14 years old I still had not reached puberty, and I had begun to wonder if something might be physically wrong with me, since most of my girl-friends had been bona fide sanitary-pad-carrying “women” for many years. When “womanhood” […]

According to ‘Abraham Lincoln’ Harriet Tubman Shouldn’t Be So Black

There are two things the American masses can’t seem to get enough of, revisionist history and vampires, so, hey, why not mash up the two and make a quick box office buck? Enter film maker Tim Burton (yes, thee┬áTim Burton) and his just released bright idea, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” a re-imagined version of our […]

Happy Feet Two Delivers a Message Every Kid (Even the Grown Ones) Should Hear

“If you want it, you must will it. If you will it, it will be yours.” Though I loved the overall message of Happy Feet Two, I found a couple of serious glitches in this energetic and well-meaning sequel to an Academy Award-winning predecessor. Let’s just go ahead and get the criticism out of the […]

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