Catfight: The Nonsensical Film About Mutual Female Contempt You Didn’t Know You Needed

Upon watching a trailer for Catfight, you might suppose there would be more detail to the premise behind Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley’s (Anne Heche) intense, ultimately physical feud. Onur Tukel, who wrote and directed the film, however, doesn’t see fit to elaborate too much further on the why behind …

Rough Night Is the Female-centric Movie That’s Been Missing From the Buddy Comedy Genre

Yes, in the past there have been a fair amount of female-centric buddy comedies to sate the used-to-being forgotten about female audience. Who could forget the iconic Thelma and Louise, the fraught with emotion Girl, Interrupted or, perhaps most recently–a.k.a. all the way back in 2011–the ensemble-heavy Bridesmaids (which one …

Tess Trueheart versus Breathless Mahoney: The Age Old War Between Virgin and Whore

Glenne Headly had many roles before her untimely demise on June 8th, but perhaps one of the most unwittingly political ones was her interpretation of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy comic strip character Tess Trueheart. As Dick’s steady dame, she often finds herself endangered by the villains he comes up against, just …

Sofia Coppola’s Milestone Win At Cannes Would Feel A Shade Less Tainted If It Weren’t For Two Major Factors

Without question, Sofia Coppola is a talented director. Her vision and influence pervades every film she touches. Even when those films are as decidedly blasé as Somewhere or The Bling Ring. And there is no mistaking her unique flair for cinematography and music choice. Indeed, the surefire way to know you’re …