Surrender to “Blood’s Force”

This month I have the pleasure of announcing that author Ellis Morning‘s novel Blood’s Force is the August Book of the Month. Blood’s Force is book one in the “Sword and Starship” series. The story is set in a corner of a universe where technology is demonized, spaceflight is fast becoming a lost art, and interplanetary politics… Read More

Feminist Movie Review: Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar (2014) is one of those films that doesn’t suggest in the trailers that it’s going to be as complicated as it is. I still don’t understand what happened or how it all worked, but that’s usually a given with Christopher Nolan films – I’ve watched Inception (2010) many times but still don’t really get that. In… Read More

‘Crimson Peak’ is Baller

I do not watch horror. Ok, I watch The Walking Dead but that doesn’t count. When my friend asked if I wanted to see Crimson Peak, I was only persuaded by the descriptions “in the tradition of gothic romance” and, naturally, “feminist.” I’m so glad I went because the movie was amazing! Let’s break it… Read More

“The Martian”: Film’s Women Characters Surpass the Book’s

As you might have gleaned from the title, I have read the The Martian and found it wanting in several areas, the most glaring being the treatment of the women characters in the story. Fortunately, Matt Damon breathed life into the shallow, unemotional persona of Mark Watney, and the directors wisely left out the offensive bits of Watney’s… Read More

What I was Watching: Silver Streak

When I was a kid I was in love with the 1976 film Silver Streak. My poor babysitters sometimes had to sit through the movie once only for me to rewind the video when it got to the end in order to play the movie through again. I just adored the scenes of the train winding its way through… Read More