The Thinking Man's Idiot

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Tag Archives: Women in Refrigerators

‘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

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

Happy if She were Nappy: Thoughts on Storm, the Greatest X-Man

When the MCU reboots the ‘X-Men’ film series, here’s the one change they NEED to make.

Friday, 14 June, 2019 · 3 Comments

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

Ladies’ Nights: ‘Revolt. She said…’ at Crowded Fire and ‘Kursk’ at Theatre Lunatico

A feminist manifesto play and a gender-swapped submarine drama make for two bold (if uneven) evenings of female-driven theatre.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 · 4 Comments

Shooting Blanks: The ‘Death Wish’ Remake

If White privilege and MAGA hats were movies, this would be their BIRTH OF A NATION.

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 · 3 Comments

‘Stuck’ Up its Own Ass!

Fuck this movie. This is misogynist hypocrisy at its worst. Seriously, fuck this movie.

Friday, 2 February, 2018 · 9 Comments

Return of the White Savior Western: ‘Hostiles’

The casting of actual Native American actors can’t hide the film’s hypocritical racism and clichéd storytelling.

Thursday, 4 January, 2018 · 6 Comments

Heart of ‘Iron’

Whitewashing notwithstanding, Shane Black delivers a solid entry into the inaugural MCU franchise.

Wednesday, 19 June, 2013 · 1 Comment

The not-so-Amazing Spider-Man, an overly-detailed film review

Wet-blanket Tobey Maguire is replaced with emo-boy Andrew Garfield. The results are nothing to celebrate.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012 · 2 Comments