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Latinas on Screen: An Ode to ‘Jane the Virgin’
Latinas on Screen / TV article

Latinas on Screen: An Ode to ‘Jane the Virgin’

This article contains minor spoilers from the first two seasons of “Jane the Virgin.” The first time I remember seeing a part of my identity mirrored on screen was, as a child, watching Jennifer Lopez play Selena in the eponymous ‘90s film that I’ve watched, inarguably, too many times since then. Sadly, thereafter, most of … Continue reading

‘Frozen’: A Progressive Step towards Feminism
film article

‘Frozen’: A Progressive Step towards Feminism

The words “feminist film” usually call to mind the radical, liberal and, quite often, independent works  of Sally Potter, Julie Dash, Jane Campion or Pedro Almodovar. Or they can invoke the “bra  burning” stereotypes that beget the portmanteau “feminazi” accusations (thanks, Rush Limbaugh). In more recent  years, the works of feminist filmmakers and feminist ideology, … Continue reading

‘Wolf’ Depicts Lunacy of Wall Street
film article / film review

‘Wolf’ Depicts Lunacy of Wall Street

While Oscar hopefuls such as Steve McQueen’s painfully elegiac slave-drama 12 Years a Slave and David O. Russell’s A-list-cast and anarchically-plotted heist-flick American Hustle continue to receive the most praise and attention this award’s season, it’s easy to suspect Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street probably won’t take center stage when accolades … Continue reading