The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Tag Archives: toxic masculinity

‘Birds of Prey’ is the ‘Deadpool 2’ Redux we Didn’t Need but Still Love

Margot Robbie gets a great second chance at playing Harley, though the plot may seem a bit familiar.

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

The ‘Things’ We Say have Meaning: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ Bay Area Premiere at SF Playhouse

Cheryl Strayed’s tenure as an advice columnist makes for an excellent 2020 opener for the Playhouse.

Monday, 3 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

Comfortably Numb: ‘Ways to Leave a Body’ world premiere at Cutting Ball

Cutting Ball starts off the new decade with two one-act dreams about women whose bodies aren’t theirs.

Monday, 27 January, 2020 · 2 Comments

Not the Worst Witch: ‘Becky Nurse of Salem’ World Premiere at the Berkeley Rep

The second Witch Trial play I’ve seen in a week is an imperfect misfire for Sarah Ruhl and the Rep.

Friday, 20 December, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pure Incel Cinema: (2019 Movie Addendum)

The popularity of 2019’s two biggest film should NOT be something we celebrate.

Friday, 13 December, 2019 · 2 Comments

Stupid is as ‘Stuber’ Does

A talented cast is wasted in this badly-written, poorly-shot “action-comedy”.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 · 2 Comments

Torn from Memory: ‘Ripped’ World Premiere by Z Space

Rachel Bublitz returns to SF to premiere a funny, sad, humanizing tale of campus sexual assault.

Friday, 31 May, 2019 · 2 Comments

The High Price of Toxic Masculinity: ‘Creditors’ at Aurora

August Strindberg’s classic tale of male manipulation is still relevant in Aurora’s powerful new production.

Sunday, 3 March, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watch it Bleed: ‘The Predator’

Shane Black making a new ‘Predator’ film SHOULD be amazing, but it settles for being (barely) above average.

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018 · 1 Comment

Funny and Fabulous: ‘Queering My Lobster’ by Killing My Lobster

KML’s first-ever Pride show masterfully lampoons everything from hompophobic tech bros & Gay dating sites to str8 actors being awarded for playing LGBTQ+ characters.

Sunday, 3 June, 2018 · Leave a comment