Tag: Ben Mendelssohn
“Captain Marvel”: Empowered Woman in an Un-empowering Origin Story
Captain Marvel has a women empowerment meme that occurs midway: all the earlier versions of Carol Danvers (a fierce Brie Larson) from youth to teen to adult, who got knocked down by men, get right back up and stare straight at the camera with a grim steadfast determination. That punch when it lands has the…
“Ready Player One” Is Spielberg’s Cinematic Oasis
Ready Player One may not be Spielberg’s love letter to the movies he adores but it’s a generous mash note to all 1980’s b-movie fans— and that is more than enough.