Author: Draven Katayama

Movies That Moved Me In 2016

I’m not particularly interested in Best Of lists. After the third list it gets stale and instead of discussing art that moved us, the discourse instead seems to focus on who wrote the best list, what rank the obviously good things appeared in. So this year I asked our writers to tell me about the movies that moved them. The ones that made them ugly laugh or ugly cry and the ones that kept them thinking for weeks after. Here’s what they said: Note: Spoilers range from light to severe for lots of movies released this year. Continue at...

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You Want Our Ideas But Not Us: Hollywood’s Whitewashing of Asians Roundtable

Recently, many movie and TV show fans have raised concerns about upcoming releases that involve Asian settings or themes, but center white actors or sideline Asian voices. Doctor Strange, Ghost in the Shell, Netflix’s Iron Fist, Death Note, and The Great Wall perpetuate decades of Hollywood’s marginalization of Asian actors. WWAC writers have analyzed at length many related issues with racial and ethnic representation in media: check out Clara Mae’s posts on Harry Potter and Daredevil, and Desiree Rodriguez’s posts on Iron Fist. In this roundtable, several of us who are WWAC writers of Asian heritage share our reactions to...

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Shows We Love: Summer Rewind Roundtable: Quantico Season 1

Summer is a good time for going outside and enjoying all the outdoor activities the weather prevents you from enjoying in winter. It’s also, depending on where you live, a good time to stay inside and watch some TV, maybe catch up on a show you started but couldn’t stay current on, or even start on a show you meant to watch, but couldn’t afford to emotionally invest in with everything else you were watching at the time. Quantico, which aired on ABC in the US this past year, garnered critical acclaim and commercial success on Sunday nights, which...

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Back to Stars Hollow: A Gilmore Girls Revival Roundtable

After much speculation and back and forth, the Gilmore Girls (GG) revival is finally underway and currently filming. Several of the WWAC GG fangurls, Draven Katayama, Ginnis Tonik, Al Rosenberg, and Kate Tanski sat down, figuratively, to discuss our hopes and dreams for the revival and even share a little flash GG fanfiction! Okay, your first assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to express your feelings about the currently filming Gilmore girls revival in the form of a single gif. Go! Draven: Ginnis: Al: Kate: Now that we have gotten that out of our system, let’s get real—in the era...

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#4DaysOfCap: A Captain America Movie Live Chat, May 1-4

Captain America: Civil War releases in North America on May 6. In honor of our favorite 95-year-old superhero, we’re hosting a live chat on Twitter in the week leading up to Civil War! At 9 PM Eastern time on the following dates, watch these movies with us, and tweet your reactions @womenoncomics with #4DaysOfCap! We’ll be tweeting along live. Sunday, May 1: Captain America: The First Avenger Monday, May 2: The Avengers Tuesday, May 3: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Wednesday, May 4: Avengers: Age of...

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