Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild is the perfect example of how to make a movie in this new post recession world. Take a great script, make it for a price and then let the movie stand on its merits. And … Continue reading

What’s Up With Magic Mike?

Magic Mike opens tomorrow. I didn’t get an invite to a screening (maybe someone at WB thought I wouldn’t be interested but I am) so I can’t say anything about the content but I have to take note of intense … Continue reading

The Princess Archetype in the Movies

What kind of “princess” is better off in the woods than at home? A princess who is more like the archetype of Artemis than of Aphrodite. In three recent films, we’ve seen a shift in the “princess” archetype in popular … Continue reading

Personal Reflections on Nora Ephron

When I heard that Nora Ephron passed away I sent an email out to a bunch of people in the business asking them to send me their thoughts. Some knew her, most didn’t, but still loved her. Here they are (some … Continue reading

Cross-Post: A Heroine’s Journey

The world has moved on but I’m still obsessing about why, for the second time in three years was there no films directed by a woman in the main competition at Cannes this year. I mean I know it’s only … Continue reading

Nora Ephron: In Her Own Words

This is from her book I Remember Nothing What I Won’t Miss Dry skin Bad dinners like the one we went to last night E-mail Technology in general My closet Washing my hair Bras Funerals Illness everywhere Polls that show that … Continue reading