On POLLYANNA and Gender

I’m not saying it couldn’t be rewritten and improved upon, but POLLYANNA is *really* quite a story, and character.  The pejorative use of “Pollyanna” as an insult is totally sexist… Captain Kirk was the exact same at age 10.  So was Martin Luther King.  So was George Washington.  If Pollyanna was a boy, everyone would …

How Batman is morally worthy

One cinema writer I really enjoy is FilmCritHulk, who recently challenged readers evaluate and assess their personal reasons behind their devoted affinity for Bruce Wayne (who is in actuality also the wanted sci-tech vigilante known as (the) Batman).  Hulk further questions us about the fantasy of indulgence in BATMAN. Having thought about it a great …