Fighting With My Family is a Heartwarming Tribute to The Real Skill & Difficulty of Professional Wrestling (Review)

Fighting With My Family is a Heartwarming Tribute to The Real Skill & Difficulty of Professional Wrestling (Review)

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to see Fighting with My Family.  I knew it was a movie that somehow involved wrestling and that’s about it. I hadn’t even seen the trailer and I couldn’t tell anything from the audience.  Different films bring different audience demographics and this one was all over the map. I’m not a wrestling fan or even a sports fan, there wasn’t much I could relate to in Fighting with My Family, but from the first scene, I could tell this was something different. Read more

Lady Macbeth: A Bored Woman is a Dangerous Thing (Review)

Lady Macbeth: A Bored Woman is a Dangerous Thing (Review)

2017 has been a good year for women in film.  The astronomical success of Patti Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is no small feat in a male dominated industry.  Sofia Coppola’s period piece The Beguiled is another film that looks at the treatment of women in another time through a modern political lens to tell a meaningful story.  When trailers for William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth started making their rounds, it appeared to be a film in the same vein.  However, due to a fragmented style of storytelling, this film is a misstep for feminist cinema. Read more