The trope of the hoary old warrior and the child is an old one in cinema, and central to James Mangold’s Logan, as the promotional images attest. It relies upon a set of tired binaries that fail to cohere into a coherent whole, much like this film.
There are a lot of bisexuals on the bad guy beat this season. Continue reading “Contemptibly Queer – bad guys and bisexuality”
Given the amount of salty white tears on Twitter about the inherent blackness of Netflix’s new series, Luke Cage, I am not going to add another white voice to the critical or analytic chorus right now. This is television by black people, about black people, why would I resent the idea that it is – first and foremost – for black people? And that I would learn something by listening rather than talking right now. Continue reading “Luke Cage: Young, Gifted, and Black “
Over-identify with the badguy? We’ve all been there. But which badguy is the important question, and why…
This trailer, like Luke himself, takes no prisoners. Continue reading “Luke Cage is not here for your shit white people”