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

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…

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

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.

Apocalypse Now by Alex Landers | From War Babies on

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!…

A Reading of David Bowie's Blackstar Music Video: In Memoriam | | Original illustration by Alex Landers

Blackstar: Making Meaning of David Bowie’s Death

Blackstar at first appeared a typical oddity. When I posted the music video for Blackstar upon its release, I didn’t know what to make of it. Like his previous work, Blackstar was strange, often inexplicable, and surreal. It wasn’t colorful Bowie, or garish Ziggy. It was darker and drearier and, frankly, scarier. I watched it, I enjoyed it,…

Where Are The Women Directors? | #featurefriday looks at the problematic Director Roundtable from The Hollywood Reporter |

Women Directors Not Invited: The THR Director Roundtable

Where are the women directors? This was my first question when The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Director Roundtable appeared on my Devour feed this week. Women directors in Hollywood exist, do they not? Many worked brilliantly last year, didn’t they? Their absence, probably because I am a woman, was glaring from just the screenshot – six…

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