Why Criticism Matters More than Ever in 2018 | onecriticalbitch.com

Why Criticism Matters More Than Ever in 2018

To approach even the thought of criticism in 2018 feels like a minefield waiting for too heavy a step. It won’t trigger one explosion, aimed only at you and your ideas, but a succession of explosions that come for all those who dare offer criticism that may veer off the intended path, or pose questions that…

DIY Film Watcher's Bullet Journal | A tutorial for film nerds and casual movie goers alike | onecriticalbitch.com

DIY Film Watcher’s Bullet Journal

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Asterisks (*) denote links that when clicked on, may compensate myself and the blog. Read the disclosure policy for complete info.* So here’s a departure from the usual criticism and watch lists here on the blog. Today, I offer you my very own attempt at a DIY post -a tutorial…

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Black Lives Matter | onecriticalbitch.com

How Black Lives Matter in Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz

The Wiz (1978) Directed by Sidney Lumet Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we’re always home, anywhere. – Glinda the Good If I’m being honest with you, it’s taken me far too long to write and publish this post. I knew months ago that The Wiz…

The Best Books on Film for Aspiring Filmmakers + Movie Lovers | My top 10 picks at onecriticalbitch.com

The 10 Best Books on Film

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! I’ve put together an easy list of books for you to grab on Amazon, and when you buy through my links, I make some cash. For full disclosure, scroll to the end of this post!* Books on film, about films, for filmmakers, for film lovers… Now that we’ve been doing…

Kept Woman | A New Play by Rebekah Suellau - The Exclusive Interview on onecriticalbitch.com

Something Unfamiliar: An Interview with Kept Woman’s Rebekah Suellau

I met Rebekah Suellau – writer, director, and now producer, of Kept Woman – in film school. She directed my very first piece of theatre. We wrote screenplays, met for tea, and learned (then forgot) how to run electric on a film set together. When I learned that Rebekah would be bringing Kept Woman, a…

Stranger Things: A review and conversation on the new Netflix series and its very strange women | onecriticalbitch.com

Stranger Things, Stranger Women: A Conversation on the Netflix Original Series

The true story of three (sort-of) strangers, who’ve sat through all eight episodes of Netflix’s Stranger Things, talked about it, wrote about it, and found out what happens when bitches stop being polite, and start getting… Nope, that’s the Real World.

Film School: The Best Skillshare Classes for Aspiring Filmmakers, Creatives, + Movie Lovers | onecriticalbitch.com

Film School: The Best Film-Inspired Classes on Skillshare

I’ve shared a little bit of “film school” with you before (see How to Actively Watch a Film, Reading the Shot). Today, I want to continue that series with some lessons from other filmmakers/students of film.

Apocalypse Now by Alex Landers | From War Babies on onecriticalbitch.com

War Babies: Apocalypse Now and Green Room

Let’s talk about war, shall we? “You have to have men that are moral, and at the same time able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill; without feeling, without passion, without judgement. Because it’s judgement that defeats us.” – Colonel Kurtz, Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now (1979) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Drop the bomb!…

How To Take Shit: 5 ways you can learn to take criticism better (and weed out the shit that doesn't matter) | Read it on onecriticalbitch.com

Receiving Criticism: Or, How to Take Shit

People hate criticism. Writers, artists, scientists, your Mom – no one wants to hear all the ways they’re screwing up. The only thing they hate more than the criticism itself? The jerk who doles it out. As a self-proclaimed critical bitch, I like to think I know something about criticism. But the general presumption about…

Creativity at All Costs: The Art of Working With Illness | onecriticalbitch.com

Creativity at All Cost: The Art of Working with Illness

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for creativity and me. I’m tired. I’m anxious. I’m having a hard time sitting down and focusing long enough to write the blog posts I’d like to. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to give you advice on “how to take shit,” something I’m usually pretty good at, when I…

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