The Dark Crystal: A Story of Deep Healing

Originally published at Cine Suffragette. Poster illustration by Richard Amsel Everyone has a few nostalgia laden favorite films from their past. As a child of the 80s, some of mine were The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and, of course, The Dark Crystal. Jim Henson’s fantasy epic from 1982 is coming into something of a revival since Netflix … Continue reading The Dark Crystal: A Story of Deep Healing

Break the Silence: The Subversion of Hush

2016’s Hush is a wonderfully subversive film. The main character’s seeming disadvantage becomes the means by which she can triumph over her able bodied, and sadistic, assailant. Hush opens on a house deep in the woods. Inside, a woman is trying to follow a recipe with varying degrees of success. We are greeted with the … Continue reading Break the Silence: The Subversion of Hush