At The Final Girls, Emily Black writes about grief, mental illness and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014). “The film begs the question, what happens when women care for those around them, neglecting their own mental health in the process?” (Thanks, Christine)
At Film Freak Central, Walter Chaw writes a beautiful piece about Annihilation (2018), depression and suicide. (And Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Virginia Woolf’s The Waves and To The Lighthouse).
At Vulture, Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Now, Voyager, its presentation of mental illness and hope. “In the years since its release, the film has garnered a reputation as Davis’s best performance and a quintessential example of the women’s picture, a proto-feminist subgenre that took shape in 1930s […]
I stayed up too late reading Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (Los Angeles: Seven Seas Press, 2017). It’s one of those books. It moves fast and covers more ground than it seems to. I thought I’d just take a look at it before going to sleep […]
At Re/Action, Maddy Myers writes about how important the Metroid franchise, in both game and manga form, and its protagonist, Samus Aran, were to her. “Samus still represents a breakthrough. She first took off her armor to reveal a woman’s form back in 1986, the year that I […]
Matt Zoller Seitz has written a lovely meditation on Robin Williams at RogerEbert.com: “Williams wore the invisible garments of depression. He carried that burden. A lot of the time we didn’t see it, because he was a bright and enthusiastic comic performer and a great actor. But the […]