Filminism: Female Friendships

If you are a woman, the relationship you have with your best girlfriends is special. It’s different than any you have with your parents, siblings, romantic partners or even other friends. Your best girlfriend almost always knows you better than anyone else. ...

No Concessions: “Insidious” Knows What Scares You


Building word power at the movies this weekend is Insidious. This comes as a surprise, given that director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell built the Saw franchise, which, with its torture porn and tortuous backstory, is at best ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Hannah and Her Sisters”

I have never been much of a Woody Allen fan and if you were to ask me why, I would respond with, “I don’t know.” Of the handful of Allen films I’ve seen — and I do really mean a handful, as ...