Review of Queering Voices short films (The News Lens International)

My first short film review, of the short film selections for the “Queering Voices” section of the 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival, based on complimentary media screeners, has been published by The News Lens International. The films are Mathias (2017), Switch (2018), A Great Ride (2018), and Hotel Oswald (2017). Check it out here!

Thoughts on Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

First things first: Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) is worth a watch. With ten years’ acting experience and character familiarity on their shoulders, the four leads turn in better performances than last time, even if some (Emma Stone’s Wichita and Woody Harrelson’s Tallahassee) are better than others (Jesse Eisenberg’s Columbus and Abigail Breslin’s Little Rock—you can’t really blame Breslin, as the script treats her character as a MacGuffin most of the time). Speaking of the script, by Dave Callaham, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick, now that there’s less need to spend time on worldbuilding and forming character dynamics, this second installment can get right to the conflicts and character arcs and zombie-bashing setpieces. And that’s where it falters.

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