Feminism in Rom-Coms Case Study: ‘Someone Like You’

I grew up watching romantic comedies. My childhood was full of screen stories about semi-cynical modern women fussing over strangely materialistic courtships, all of whom ended swept up off their feet by men who accepted their flaws and redeemed them by dissolving said cynicism with, of all things, love. I’m a feminist and this is…

A Purist Rom-Com: A Touch of Death in ‘The Trouble with Harry’

From death cometh life and the living can be ridiculous! Fascinating! Oh good, good grief! Alfred Hitchcock always liked his films to have a sense of humor about them, and “The Trouble with Harry” is the height of funny stuff. There’s this man who happens to have died at the apex of everybody’s favorite hiking…

I Loved ‘Bridesmaids’

No configuration of words can express how deeply happy Bridesmaids made me, but I am still going to blog about it. It was a bit “too long”, full of delicious little snap scenes where some woman was doing something that would never, ever have made it into a traditional “romantic comedy”. The first that comes…