Rhiannon Thomas

Writing about fiction from a feminist perspective

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Woman vs Dinosaur in Jurassic World

Three questions really stood out to me while I watching Jurassic World for the first time: How did this place ever pass health and safety tests? They have open walkways over velociraptors, for goodness sake. Why isn’t anyone concerned that those killer pteradons escaped the island and are  ...

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Mad Max and The Female Editor

Mad Max: Fury Road was a movie made in the editing room. With very little dialogue, lots of complicated action scenes, a near-endless car chase, and many mostly-unnamed characters to connect with and keep track of, the movie’s editing made the difference between a gripping action movie  ...

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Cartoons Movies Pixar

Inside Depression

I was told Inside Out was a movie about depression. I was very late watching Pixar’s latest tear-jerker offering (as in, I watched it for the first time last week), so I had plenty of time to hear what other people thought about the movie, and that was the message that stuck. Inside Out  ...

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Movies Star Wars

Rey and the Hero’s Journey

I could fangirl about Rey from The Force Awakens all day. She is amazing, to the point that I could barely write anything of substance about her in my review of the movie, since my first-watch reaction was mostly just an excited squealing noise in my head. (And, I’ll admit, out loud). But  ...

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