Friendship Similarities in The 400 Blows and Gossip Girl

François Truffaut’s seminal 1959 film, The 400 Blows, finds Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) at the mercy of patriarchal authority he can’t stand. His numerous similarities to Gossip Girl mainstay Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) aren’t just in the fact that his existence goes utterly unappreciated by his father (who has actually …

Movies From the 90s That Deserve More Reverence

We’ve all heard the many laudatory utterances for gasbag movies of the 90s like The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Titanic, Jurassic Park, The Piano, etc. But what about the lesser paid attention to films–the ones that deserve far more credit than they’re getting when one refers to this Clintonian decade? Below, in …

Does Anyone Else Think Joan Rivers is Actually a Hero for Calling Lena Dunham Out on Being Too Fat Friendly?

In the modern age, it isn’t “polite” to call someone fat. We say “plus size” (as though that’s better). That’s why Lena Dunham’s nude crusade on Girls has been a bit of a hotbed issue for so many. It’s not the fact that she’s naked, it’s the fact that no …