Tag Archives: Sexual Politics

Best Picture Oscar: Hidden Figures [2016]

Hidden Figures is the heart-warming tale of three gifted African American women who work for NASA, and their contributions to the early stages of the space race. It shows their contribution to the first crucial attempt to get an American … Continue reading

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

12 Books of Christmas: Simulation and Simulacra

Recently I have become fascinated by the “Red Pill” movement and the “Alt-Right” – which is to say, almost Orwellian-newspeak terminology for misogyny and racism. There’s an awful lot of that going on at the moment, and I think everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

12 Books of Christmas: The Iliad

We are at an interesting moment in cultural awareness, where all cultural values in The West ™ are being renegotiated for new sensibilities and emergent values. One recent focus for these has been Leia, from Star Wars. Two things seem to … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, Westerns | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Okafor’s Law [2016]

This was a film written, produced and starring a woman about a guy who bets his friends that he can bed any three ex-girlfriends they choose for him to target within three weeks. The only reason I selected it was … Continue reading

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Their Finest [2016]

I’m not too sure why I opted for this film at this festival. It’s definitely going to get a mainstream cinema release and it’s going to be a big hit. I’ll have 50 more chances to see this. It’s the … Continue reading

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bad Moms [2016]

Bad Moms is riding a wave of female-driven comedy recently, arguably beginning with Bridesmaids, whose premise is “what if we made risqué comedies about women instead of men?” I laughed at comedies like Old School and The Wedding Crashers – and now … Continue reading

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Suicide Squad [2016]

There is exactly one great ensemble-based action-adventure: the Iliad. Achilles is clearly the main character, inasmuch as his choices shape the narrative, but the bulk of the action features the other badasses being badass – Hektor propping up the entire … Continue reading

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment