Why I Love Little Miss Sunshine

*spoilers ahead* The 2006 dark comedy, Little Miss Sunshine, revolves around a working-class and quirky family embarking on a road trip throughout the American southwest to get the family's youngest member, Olive, to a beauty pageant. As one of my favorite screenplays (it won the Oscar that year!) in recent years, I'll be honest, writing … Continue reading Why I Love Little Miss Sunshine

Why the “Cool Girl” monologue in Gone Girl matters

For most of my life, I have never fancied horror films too much as I'm a loud and proud, self-admitting "scaredy cat" but in recent years, I have been gaining a more deep appreciation for the films that mess with your mind, aka, psychological thrillers. Black Swan, Misery, Nocturnal Animals, Ex Machina, Psycho, you get the … Continue reading Why the “Cool Girl” monologue in Gone Girl matters

An in-depth analysis of the “Holding Out For A Hero” number in Shrek 2

*spoilers ahead for the peasants who still haven't seen this 2004 classic* -- It was late at night, as I tossed and turned in my bed in which my 9 lb cat was somehow taking up most of the room, I decided to rewatch a classic from my childhood. Now, for those who truly know … Continue reading An in-depth analysis of the “Holding Out For A Hero” number in Shrek 2