Rhiannon Thomas

Writing about fiction from a feminist perspective

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RECOMMENDED: The Princess Switch

Forget Infinity Wars. The Princess Switch is the best movie of 2018. Admittedly, it’s also the only new movie I’ve watched in 2018, so it had exactly zero competition in my brain. But sometimes, we just need a wonderfully terrible movie, and The Princess Switch is absolutely perfect  ...

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Not Loving La La Land

La La Land  is the darling of Hollywood right now. It’s received the most Oscar nominations in history, tied with All About Eve and Titanic at 14, and it has good odds of sweeping many of the biggest awards. And as much as I want Lin Manuel Miranda to get his EGOT, even I couldn’t  ...

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Movies Star Wars

Rogue One’s Moral Ambiguity

The Star Wars universe has a slight problem with moral complexity. Although it does occasionally hint at stances beyond Good Is Good and Evil Is Bad, like when Lando Calrissian sells out Han and Leia, it mostly makes very clear who is supposed to be a hero, and who is supposed to be a villain.  ...

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Disney Movies

Moana

Moana is a difficult movie for me to review. The music is amazing. The animation is stunning. I am beyond in love with this film. But, and I hate to say this, at times, I was also kind of bored while watching it. Really, I think my feelings on Moana comes down to one question: are people  ...

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Thoughts on All-Female Remakes

In case you missed it, there was an all-female remake of Ghostbusters this year. Not that you did miss it. Nobody missed it. I don’t think there’s ever been such a vitriolic response to a movie before. You’d think the film had been remade as a piece of Nazi propaganda from how  ...

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Marvel Movies

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War was probably my most anticipated Marvel movie ever. I mean, that’s not a particularly difficult title to achieve. I only finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy about six months ago, enjoyed Ant Man more than most of their movies, and still haven’t seen the  ...

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