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I’m an illustration student – which is basically just an excuse to go see animated movies as an adult without children and not look creepy. So yes, that’s why I as a 21- year-old woman have intense opinions on todays animated features – especially when it comes to gender and race representation. Animated movies are feeding the creative parts of our children’s brains and it’s important to be critical of children’s media to make sure every child sees themselves represented. Read More
HBO will be debuting an incendiary documentary on the life and achievements of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 73 from esophageal cancer. Richards, a Democrat in a state long held by conservative Republicans, rose from an impoverished childhood in Lakeview, Texas, and moved through Dallas and eventually to Austin, where she realized her political aspirations. Her career was colored by her impeccable wit and hard hitting humor, and her unending confidence as she utilized mistakes of male colleagues to prove herself worthy of her position. Read More
Some films are so deeply cool, you feel cool by association just basking in their flickering glow. Writer/director Jim Jarmusch’s latest art house happening, Only Lovers Left Alive, is definitely this rare sort of cinematic experience. A languorous, gorgeously detailed meditation on endless love, the film stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as a vampire couple with impeccable taste. Hiddleston sets the tone in the film’s opening scenes as Adam, an undead musical savant struggling with a deep depression brought on by the stupidity of human folly. Read More
Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi thriller is based on Michael Faber’s 2000 novel, but the two have little in common besides the title and the most basic premise: an alien (Scarlett Johansson) disguises herself as a human and lures unsuspecting men into her trap. Glazer’s film never quite makes it clear why the aliens want the men, who are trapped in a strange, amniotic fluid-like substance until their bodies dissolve; in Faber’s novel, the reason is eventually made explicit: the aliens eat humans. Read More
I never thought I would feel empathy for a blow-up sex doll, but I was mistaken. In a new short film directed and written by Olivia Saperstein, we follow the tragic story of a plastic lady —from her emerging from a mail order box to a guy's taking shots out of her dainty plastic vagina. The doll's perspective shows us all the gritty and slimy moments of an out of control party. You know, the parts of the party you hope you don’t remember in the morning. Plastic is short but — no, not sweet. More… sour, but in a delicious kind of way. Read More