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Lucy: A Case of Missing Conflict

It wasn’t on my list of “absolutely must see upon release” movies, but I was really looking forward to watching Lucy with Scarlett Johanssen last night. It was clear we were going to get a kick-ass female protag, with a twist of sci-fi wonder exploring what might happen if the human brain was kicked up to […]

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Mattie Ross True Grit

To Kill Tom Chaney

I’ve been thinking quite a lot lately about my favorite heroines and what makes them so memorable. I’ve always been a big fan of the Lara Croft wily warrior archetype, but I also love leading ladies who have a more…shall we say, subtle…strength. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to do a blog series exploring […]

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