Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Ben Affleck as the new reincarnation of Batman
When Affleck was announced as the new vigilante hero, the blogosphere exploded. "How could they?!" the writers screamed. What have they done? What is the root of our upset? Are we comparing him to other Batmans or comparing him to his own body of work?
I really enjoyed this article. The first two authors you mention have a difficult task– how do you write about war in a way that feels true to readers who may not have experience war as well? Interestingly, I think we trust writers more who have experienced combat (like Hemingway) because we want them to tell the truth, to give us a chance to experience war vicariously.
Loved this article. When we see Irene and Sherlock interact for the first time, I think it’s super important that the cinematography refuses to typecast her as a femme fatale; the camera doesn’t show her full nudity, but instead focuses on Sherlock and John’s reactions to it. In this sense, it also seems to stray away from first wave feminism (your explaining them was super helpful!), as the female qualities are not seen as stronger than male ones.
Awesome article. I like the observation you make about Janet’s virginity not being “fully spent” yet. Frank N. Furter is a guilty pleasure to watch throughout the movie, as he isn’t deterred by social expectations– but, it seems, that becomes his undoing.