“In the top five of greatest television achievements. Its creator should be recognized as a genius. Sublime.” read more
4 days, 3 hours ago
The first episode seemed to have the illicit the most conversations but I found it to be one of the weaker stories in what is yet another very strong and fantastic series. A couple more seasons of this and this could easily rival The Twilight Zone in excellent sci-fi storytelling.
1 week, 5 days ago
Male centric, all important characters men.
Women mostly decoration, around men. Represent family. When shown, shown in domestic role or as love interests. Not included in family business somehow.
Women often shown outside of knowledge of events, sometimes comedically. Ignorant of what matters.
In cases of female victimhood- shown in beginning and explicitly in sister scene. Women do not have agency to avenge. Men avenge for them and the pain of women's abuse is made their pain. Kind of progressive but also not. Shows pain of domestic abuse but main actor accused of it and yet they gave him employment. Irony.
Domestic violence scene. When she finds out he's cheating, holds knife so ineffectually.
Mother character not shown, just referenced. Only see her back up until mid of the movie. Completely patriarchal.
Movie based on plot of feuding families but no great moral seems to come of it?
Piece of patriarchal media history.
2 weeks, 5 days ago
“One of the seeming paradoxes of film-making is that historical period pieces age much better than movies set in the present or the future. That certainly is true of this classic comedy. Co-written by its star as a play called "Diamond Lil" about a turn-of-the-century chanteuse with no shame and her ” read more
2 months, 1 week ago