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…

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!…

All That Jazz : Movie Review - a part of Chick Flick February | Original Watercolor Illustration by Alex Landers |onecriticalbitch.com

All That Jazz is a Chick Flick

What’s the hell’s a Chick Flick, anyway? Is it a rom-com? A romantic drama? A woman’s picture (hands down my favorite dated term)? We throw this classification around so casually, yet do we really have a general definition of the genre? Is it even quantifiable as a real genre? Honestly, I’m a woman and a film addict, and I…

Happy New Year! See what's to come for the blog in 2016 | onecriticalbitch.com

New Year, New Features: Coming Soon to the Blog

Happy New Year, new readers and old! It’s been a nice holiday break, but 2016 is alive and kicking, and so time to get back to the usual bitching (wasn’t that rhyme just too cute?). It’s a new year, and I think we could use some new content, don’t you? Here’s a bit of what you can…

White Cat Spectre Movie Review Watercolor Illustration

“Spectre” and Dialogue as Character

I, like, really liked the cat. So. There’s that. Spectre It was me, James. The author of all your pain. This is the first disappointing crit you’ll see here – I spent October sharing some of my horror favorites (and a few newbies that turned out only for the best – or at least, I…

The Midnight Meat Train Watercolor Illustration

#31: The Midnight Meat Train

Happy Halloween! Happy 31st Day of Horror! Let’s take one last ride. I promise, it’ll be quick. The Midnight Meat Train Step away from the meat. There is no arguing for The Midnight Meat Train on anyone’s “Best Of” list; it offers nothing new, nothing overwhelmingly special. If you’ve heard of it at all, it probably…

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