Women in 3D / “The Girl on the Train”

This must be what’s it like to be a man; when entering a movie theater you see, on screen, a varied representation of multi-dimensional characters who encounter problems and road-blocks along their journey. At no point during The Girl on the Train did I roll my eyes at a stereotypical female trope.  Rather, the opposite happened; the … Continue reading Women in 3D / “The Girl on the Train”


A (fe)Male Gaze / “The Vegetarian”

Is it sexist against women if the author is female? I found myself pondering this a few pages into The Vegetarian by Han Kang. There is something overwhelming about the Male Gaze (how can it not be overwhelming when it feels like every commercial and movie poster objectifies women). But The Vegetarian seemingly creates a … Continue reading A (fe)Male Gaze / “The Vegetarian”

This is a Man’s World / “Hell or High Water”

Every once in a while I come across a film that moves me, sometimes for reasons I cannot explain. From the opening shot of Hell or High Water I quickly realized this modern-day Western would be a ‘Man’s Movie’ (white hats and all) and, not surprisingly, doesn’t pass the Bechdel test. Amazingly enough, this film … Continue reading This is a Man’s World / “Hell or High Water”