Review: Kill Bill Vol.2
Lunatic or Super-hero?
When most eight-year-old girls attempt a search
for strong admirable women to idolize the pickins’ are slim.
Sure, there’s Wonder-Woman and Cat-Woman. They’ve made
slight fame, but they were never the main or important focus. In
Quentin Tarantino’s two-part film KILL BILL, Uma Thurman,
Beatrix Kiddo, sets her heart on doing just that… killing
Bill. Beatrix doesn’t fall into any female stereo-types. She
never looses a fight because she is a woman. Thurman creates a character
that sees herself on the same level as everyone else. This film
creates an equal cinematic environment and not an atmosphere that
is bombarded with Superman saving a chick’s ass! ...FULL
Teen Movies Project Bad Self-Images for Girls?
With the April release of the Paramount
film, "Mean Girls" starring teen starlet, Lindsay Lohan
many like myself have questioned the type of formulaic crap being
relayed out to the public, primarily teenage girls.
I fell in love with the romanticism John Hughes brought in the 1980's
for all his classic teen movies, including "Sixteen Candles,"
"Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club," and
"Weird Science." John Hughes seemed to be a hero to young,
angsty teens who were just trying to find their place in life....FULL
Teena Apeles’ book,
Women Warriors, concentrates, solely, on heroines that most people
overlook in history because they are women. Whether it is folklore
or true history, our society is notorious for discrediting female
heroic figures. If one takes an American History class in high school,
not only are women not included in that history, but, it is told
from a perspective that white men were the only warriors (or heroes).
In Women Warriors, Apeles spends a section speaking about Lozen,
who was known as the Woman Warrior. ...FULL
in the Round?
Although there is a big dirt pile
that the SMC main campus has been centered around, our Theatre department
isn’t piled underneath the dirt. We have moved to the cramped
space at the Airport campus. ...FULL
Cunt, Between Melville and Fitzgerald
“The responsibility sits between our legs,”
say Inga Muscio in the first page of her cunt lovin’ book
Cunt. Her bold decision to talk about the un-talked-about,
to laugh about the unseen, to invest the hidden, to love the unloved
is what makes this book a book that all women and men should read.