(500) Days of Summer – A 10 Year Retrospective from a 23-Year-Old Girl

This post also ran here on NextBestPicture.com, with some minor editing changes. I am quite literally showing my age here, but I saw “(500) Days of Summer” when I was 13 years old. I was not a scholar; I was not a cinephile; hell, I am sure I was still watching Disney Channel Original Movies … Continue reading (500) Days of Summer – A 10 Year Retrospective from a 23-Year-Old Girl

Why are artists the only people we encourage to have feelings?

This article originally ran earlier this year on my personal blog. While rewatching the 2009 MGM remake of “Fame” recently (I know, why do I do this to myself, etc), I found myself watching a trope that I feel like I’ve seen a thousand times before, but had yet to be articulated. Malik (Collins Pennie) … Continue reading Why are artists the only people we encourage to have feelings?

“Bridesmaids,” “Booksmart,” and My Experience Growing Up During the Decade of Female-Led Comedies

Full transparency, I did not watch “Superbad” until last year. There was something inherently off-putting to me about it, something about the types of men and boys around me who loved it a little bit too much and for the wrong reasons. When I finally did get around to watching it, I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading “Bridesmaids,” “Booksmart,” and My Experience Growing Up During the Decade of Female-Led Comedies