Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame Keeps a Looser Rein on Her Boy Toy Than Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond

What’s worse than being an aging woman? An aging woman who used to be lusted after by the masses as a film star. While this fate might not have befallen some of Hollywood’s biggest blonde bombshells thanks to premature death–Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield being the primary examples–it did transpire …

Awards Shows Continue to Suffer the Girls Effect (& Only Blue Ivy Seems to Notice)

Like a time when a woman could live scot-free in exchange for being verbally abused and cheated on, it’s hard to imagine an era in which awards shows offered any form of glamor and/or entertainment. While the 60th Annual Grammys were certainly more “woke” than the Golden Globes claimed they …

Holiday & The Family Stone: The Artless Implications of What Happens When The Sister You’re Not Dating Has It Going On

Ah, is there any more complex relationship than the one shared between sisters? Likely not. For, in contrast to the brother-brother or brother-sister permutation, there can be no greater source of deep-seated competition rooted in jealousy than the rapport that exists among deux soeurs–especially ones close enough in age to …

Anger Begets Anger & Then Some in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri–Especially If You See It Post-Golden Globes Win

Martin McDonagh, a longtime playwright who has been quoted as saying he possesses a “respect for the whole history of films and a slight disrespect for theatre,” proved himself immediately in the former category with his feature debut, In Bruges. Going from that to Seven Psychopaths (a Guy Ritchie-esque sort …