- Jun 23, 2017
The "Best Kind" of Adaptation? Yep, it is.
Anne with an E ~ now on Netflix I started watching this series idly as a break from 1) the news, 2) Fargo, which was freaking me out ... but in a good way, obviously; it was just really intense, and 3) the news. (I mean frankly, these days reading the back of a tooth paste tube is preferable to watching the news. But I digress.) And now I am utterly, immutably hooked. It's a marvelous series. If you were ever a kid, or if you know any kids between 10 and 12 (the age of our he
- Jun 8, 2017
The Wonder Woman Effect
The success of “Wonder Woman” continues to make major waves in Hollywood, as anyone who follows the industry is aware. A recent article in my favorite showbiz rag, The Hollywood Reporter: 'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Not Signed for Sequel Oops. “Sources say Warner Bros. will soon begin negotiations with Jenkins, who will have major leverage thanks to the movie's historic opening weekend.” Yay! “The studio intends to begin negotiations with Jenkins shortly (although t
- Jun 1, 2017
Wonder Woman. Our hero.
Why does the nearly-universal critical acclaim for "Wonder Woman" feel so ... triumphant? Could it possibly be because here in the midst of our seemingly interminable fight for female equality and parity here in Hollywood and the wider world of business and politics, it gives us a symbolic glimmer of light? But this time it's more than symbolic; it's actual. Because the film was directed by Patty Jenkins. A woman. And as we all know, a woman-directed comic book tentpole has b