Tag: reviews

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt takes on women’s trauma and healing

Finally, a comedy series about REAL woman-problems… Like PTSD! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a Netflix original series, recently released its second season to further critical acclaim. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s second TV…

Carol shows us a secret world of women… minus the male gaze

Aside from being a cool drink of female perspective in the scorched desert of male-dominated American cinema, the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Carol, stands on its own as a triumph of…

Trainwreck: Feminist progress or postfeminist warning?

Warning: Contains minor spoilers Amy has it all. She’s a “boss bitch” with a sick apartment and a job as a writer in NYC. Her character, also called Amy, sleeps with a…

‘Hot Girls Wanted’… For a month or two

Rashida Jones’ documentary, Hot Girls Wanted (now available on Netflix), explores the world of “amateur porn,” a booming industry thanks to a never ending influx young women, ready and willing, no coercion…

Review: Watching 50 Shades of Grey is torture

The last time two hours felt this long, I was in labour. Was I having a triple root canal sans anesthetic? Was I having a limb amputated? No. I was sitting through…

Hookers on Davie: an old documentary within a new context

Hookers on Davie, a documentary from the 80s,  was screened on June 24th at the Fox Theatre, a venue which caters to mostly white, liberal twentysomethings. The demographic who regularly attend events…