Royalty Hightower in THE FITS | Review at onecriticalbitch.com

The Fits and other Films about Women, Girls, and Group Think

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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!…

Two romances, each with a classic southern belle - The Notebook and Boy Meets Girl are on the blog |Read the full review at onecriticalbitch.com | #chickflickfebruary

Charm Makes a Southern Belle: The Notebook and Boy Meets Girl

It’s two days into March and I’m bringing an official (and officially late) end to #ChickFlickFebruary. I wanted to end with something classic. I wanted to end with something new and different. I had a strong desire for something with a bit of a twang, maybe a Southern Belle, and crazy rich mothers with a lot of…

Philomena was NOTHING like what I expected|Read the full review at onecriticalbitch.com | #chickflickfebruary

Philomena: Finding Faith in Stories

Shame on me for assuming Philomena would be precisely the type of “based-on-a-true-story” sentimental feature I hate. Shame on me, because Stephen Frears’ Philomena is a great deal more than that. Philomena (2013) Because ‘human interest story’ is a euphemism for stories about weak-minded, vulnerable, ignorant people, to fill newspapers read by vulnerable, weak-minded, ignorant people. Not that you…

Beyond The Lights is a romantic drama from writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood | Read the full review and get in on the #thischickpicks February challenge at onecriticalbitch.com

Beyond The Lights and a Woman’s Image

Movie #3 is a dramatic and new choice – today I’m watching writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Beyond the Lights. Beyond the Lights (2014) I feel like I’m suffocating in the middle of the street and no one can see me dying.  Fact: I don’t watch a lot of straight up dramas. Fact: I watch them even less…

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…

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