Manifesto

Talkin' Female Film Programmer Blues

Talkin' Female Film Programmer Blues

...But I am not “asking for it” by way of an earnest talk; do not assume my professional interest is a romantic one.  I'm here to program films and represent my festival, a job that I'm quite good at and would love to tell you about.

Think Mad Max: Fury Road is a great film? You’re wrong. Here’s why.

Think Mad Max: Fury Road is a great film?  You’re wrong.  Here’s why.

One of the critical darlings of the year in the SciFi world has been MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.  Well, I’m going to set the record straight.  This is not a good movie.  It’s not even a passable movie.  In comparison to the summer’s biggest hit, JURASSIC WORLD, George Miller’s ROAD WARRIOR update fails head to head in every single instance. 

Syncing with Charlize; or, a Bloody Manifesto of Fury Road

Syncing with Charlize; or, a Bloody Manifesto of Fury Road

My stomach was in knots while I watched MAD MAX: FURY ROAD at the Alamo Drafthouse. I thought, “Is it the milkshake I’m drinking? Am I lactose-intolerant? Is the pure visceral power of this movie just too much for me?” After the film I realized it was simply my monthly feminine gift’s unexpected arrival.