Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Killing Eve as Bluebeard at Vulture. “Killing Eve is deeply indebted to film noir, a genre whose backbone is the ways people lose their soul in the face of desire — from the stories of lone stylish assassins (Le Samouraï) to femme-fatale-led worlds […]
Year end lists are upon us again, my friends, and this year’s list of comics I liked is, too. There is interesting superhero business, body-switching, jellysfish, a mysterious curse, evil real estate developers and at least one werewolf. Because it’s not a year end list without a werewolf. […]
Rudraksh (2004) is a famously terrible Bollywood movie. Since I first started watching Hindi films in 2005, I have read multiple blog posts gleefully detailing its shortcomings, and an Indian comedy duo made further mincemeat out of it in an episode of their recent series “Pretentious Movie Reviews”: […]
It’s the end of December, that time of year when I share ten comics I like and haven’t written about (much) and think you might like, too. Once again, my list is full of Dynamite and Image comics. But this year, I didn’t notice till I was making […]
1986 was a year of changes for comics, with the Big Two working overtime to freshen up their respective lines with series that could compete with the booming indie world for adult readers who were bored with the soap opera styles of mainstream comics. DC’s successes in that […]
It’s time to return to a question I first confronted five years ago in “A Matter of Evolution: Monkeys vs. Robots” and faced again in“Terror of Monkeys vs. Robots.” The eternal question of Monkeys vs. Robots. Not just who would win in a fight. That question has been […]
In Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, “Women As Background Decoration: Part 2,” Anita Sarkeesian discusses “how sexualized female bodies often occupy a dual role as both sexual playthings and the perpetual victims of male violence.” It is quite graphic in terms of violence and sexual violence.