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June 25, 2020

In the second week of April, I wrote the following words: 

I'm not the most emotionally available person I know. I'm so used to repressing my own emotions that I'm oftentimes left feeling numb and vacant, but something happened to me recently where I felt that begin to...

April 11, 2020

My months-long study of Sidney Poitier has been a most enriching and personal experience. As a white woman, film student, and world citizen, learning about the legend, his journey, and his films imparted me with substantial lessons that will stay with me as I venture i...

December 10, 2019

This past Sunday, HBO’s Silicon Valley said goodbye to its loyal viewers forever. The half-hour comedy focused around San Francisco’s tech scene first aired in 2014 and was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky. The show follows Richard Hendricks (Th...

July 20, 2019

I. Introduction

Historically speaking, men have made and continue to make the vast majority of films. Consequently, in addition to making up half of the population, women make up half of cinema audiences. There are a lot of gender politics that come into play in terms o...

May 10, 2019

The classic Disney Princess used to be a pretty ubiquitous group; Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Belle—all white women who subscribed to classic notions of femininity. After the success of Disney’s Feature Animation Division with The Little Mermaid and Beau...

April 10, 2019

The genre of animation has a storytelling capability that is far more flexible than live-action. Besides the fact that there is more creative control and fewer production conundrums to endure, the less delicate and confronting nature of animation enables it to tactfull...

March 15, 2019

When Disney finally began a success-streak with their feature animations, they mainly worked within the confines of the fairytale genre. These films focused on being pretty, feminine, and appealing to the young girl; filling her head with delusional ideals about love,...

January 15, 2019

The classic multi-camera Situational Comedy with its simple beginnings is no longer cutting it in an overflowing sea of complex content. In order to gain some further insight into the field, I sat down with a prominent director in the medium, Joel Zwick.

The 11-year per...

September 25, 2018

From the moment Sharp Objects was first announced, I was already all in. Jean-Marc Vallée is one of my favorite contemporary directors, so I wasn't going to miss his second HBO series. Vanish, the series’ pilot, oozes an immediately recognizable tone of wasted dreams a...

August 23, 2018

Months away from exiting my teen years I can't help but think of the astute Britney Spears quote, "I'm not a girl...not yet a woman." Growing up, I always thought I was one of the lucky ones; one of the very few who knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life.

My n...

July 18, 2018

The depiction of killer women in Hollywood films oftentimes reduces them to pseudo-tough, sexually liberal, skinny characters that are always somehow inferior or weaker than the men around them.

Sherri Inness'  Tough Girls: Women Warriors + Wonder Women in Pop...

June 1, 2018

Check out this panel I was on at USC's Trojanvision show, Platforum, about the livelihood of broadcast television!

Yay that's me! goodbye!

December 18, 2017

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite film of this year. That is a huge statement for me, but I mean it with every fiber of my being. Luca's work of pure art set my body aflame--igniting a sense of insurmountable passion, love, and longing. He transports us, back in time, to th...

November 29, 2017

Wow. Casper said that this was his second favorite Spielberg film after Jaws; I can see why. Empire of the Sun touched on so many themes simultaneously--it was incredibly poignant and I loved it. Also, CHRISTIAN BALE IS A FUCKING CHAMP; probably best acting I've ever s...

November 16, 2017

 Ughhhhhh. My hearrrrt.

To start off, The Color Purple on Broadway was one of the most profound experiences I've ever had in an audience. Currently bumping that soundtrack to get me in the right mindset. The film is long as hell, so I'm gonna condense in the shortest wa...

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