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Monthly Archives: October 2016

From Childhood to Monsterhood in “Let The Right One In” and “The Witch”

Written on October 28, 2016 at 11:47 pm, by

VERY honored to be contributing to the Outtake blog over at Tribeca Shortlist.  Here’s my first piece:   Comedian Eddie Izzard has a brilliant monologue that poses the question, “Cake or death?”—a joke that hinges on how some choices are pretty obvious, or at least, a lot easier to swallow than their alternatives.

The Exorcist S1 E5: Is There A Pedexorcist In The House?

Written on October 22, 2016 at 10:22 pm, by

Yes, yes….loved the huge twist on last night’s Exorcist, but the smaller nod to the original movie via the rotating big toe is being overlooked in the kerfuffle.   #IsThereAPedexorcistInTheHouse  

The Binge-Watcher’s Guide to Witches, Witchcraft & Wizardry

Written on October 22, 2016 at 6:45 pm, by

Here’s my feature story delving into how witches have been portrayed in TV and films, examining those portrayals via the triple goddess Maiden-Mother-Crone archetype: Through fictional witches, we explore society’s fears of how the disenfranchised, the fringe dwellers and the nonconformists might wield power, and — taken to the extreme — how they might enact revenge for their marginalization.

Supernatural’s Twelve Year Crisis of Faith

Written on October 22, 2016 at 6:38 pm, by

Here’s my exploration of Supernatural’s recurring theme of faith and redemption. The existential home to which “Supernatural” finds its way back, again and again, is how to endure and survive the bump in the road, the very bad day, the crisis of faith.

Because Sometimes An Unhealthy Obsession With TV Is Rewarded……

Written on October 4, 2016 at 9:43 pm, by

I’m very privileged to have secured a new side gig writing op-ed pieces for Tribune Media via ScreenerTV.  Please check out my first two pieces if you have a moment.   The first is a bit of a love letter to the show Lucifer, albeit within a larger exploration of the “guilty pleasure” phenomenon as it applies to our TV viewing choices (when it shouldn’t):   http://zap2it.com/2016/09/lucifer-fox-myth-of-guilty-pleasure/ The second piece explores the rise of the “trainwreck heroine” in TV and film, inspired by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s masterfully wrought show, Fleabag: http://zap2it.com/2016/09/jessica-jones-fleabag-homeland-trainwreck-heroine/ Will post future articles here as they are published.