Editor’s Note: LOL!

Editor’s Note: LOL!

In 2005, like a dutiful teen with a disposable income, I saw Mr. & Mrs. Smith in theatres. What I remember most—more than the chemistry between a pre-Brangelina Brad and Angie and any specific plot points—was a stranger who advised me after my reaction to one...
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: compulsion and comedy in Serial Mom

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: compulsion and comedy in Serial Mom

Opening on a sunlit suburban breakfast table surrounded by a stereotypical white middle-class family, John Waters’ Serial Mom (1994) proceeds to unrelentingly and hilariously skewer small-town community “values” through the story of Beverly Sutphin (Kathleen Turner),...
Roundtable: Women Risking Revenge

Roundtable: Women Risking Revenge

What happens in cinema when you dare cross a woman in the sexual, emotional, or professional realms? And for “vengeful” women, what are the risks inherent in getting theirs: Exposure, humiliation, alienation, death? In some cases, is the biggest risk these...