“Death Note” and Morality

(NOTE: While I am quite familiar with the Death Note manga, the anime, and previous film adaptations, I am not going to compare this recent adaptation to those. Yes, it’s an Americanized version for an Americanized audience, and such things are generally problematic. For the sake of avoiding the same tired arguments about adaptation, I’m… Continue reading “Death Note” and Morality

The Problems With Creating a Female “Lord of the Flies”

According to the news site Deadline Hollywood, Warner Bros. announced that they have hired Scott McGhee and David Siegel to write and direct a contemporized all-female adaptation of William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies.  According to Scott McGhee, “taking the opportunity to tell the story in a way that hasn’t been told before,… Continue reading The Problems With Creating a Female “Lord of the Flies”

What Hitchcock Got Wrong With “Marnie”

Recently, while researching another article, I came across this quote from filmmaker Anna Biller as she discussed films of the 1960’s and the men who made them. Of these she said: “those films were made for men’s pleasure. They didn’t include women as a viewer or spectator, whereas a movie like Marnie does” (Patterson 1).… Continue reading What Hitchcock Got Wrong With “Marnie”

Women in Prison: The Big Doll House

After finishing off the fifth season of “Orange is the New Black,” I’ve found myself in the mood to revisit some classics of the Women in Prison (WiP) genre of films. Years ago, when I had first started Geek Juice, I’d done an entire month of articles, videos, podcasts all about Women in Prison, where I… Continue reading Women in Prison: The Big Doll House

The Problem of a “Gay” Babadook

Recently, due to an error on Netflix’s part, the 2014 Australian horror film, The Babadook, was listed under LGBT films. The film, about a single mother and her struggles as they involve an evil monster (the eponymous Babadook) bent on destroying her child, is anything but an LGBT-themed film. However, when a photo of Netflix’s… Continue reading The Problem of a “Gay” Babadook

“Gone Girl” and Feminism (Part 1)

With March being Women’s History Month, the library at the University put up a display with several different books to commemorate the month. There were biographies of many different great women from history, a few books on feminism, and the novel Gone Girl by Gilliam Flynn. I was familiar with the film adaptation but had… Continue reading “Gone Girl” and Feminism (Part 1)