Jeff York

Comedies Like “Good Boys” Mine Laughs But Fail to Cut Deeper

Comedies Like “Good Boys” Mine Laughs But Fail to Cut Deeper

How funny you found the film Good Boys that opened this past weekend likely depended upon how hysterical you regard the word “f*ck.” In this new raucous comedy, a trio of sixth graders mouth it a lot, as does everyone else around them. The word can be a stitch, but by the time the kids […]

 Jeff York

Unconventional Roles for Women Aren’t Just Empowering, They’re Game Changers

Unconventional Roles for Women Aren’t Just Empowering, They’re Game Changers

It’s a shame the wonderful coming-of-age comedy Booksmart has not done well at the box office. Expectations were high for the clever story about two female high school seniors (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) cutting loose on their last night before graduation, but apparently, audiences weren’t ready for two girls acting ‘superbad.’ (It didn’t help […]

 Brock Swinson

“A Table in the Trenches” Showrunners Carly Mensch & Liz Flahive GLOW

“A Table in the Trenches” Showrunners Carly Mensch & Liz Flahive GLOW

For the last decade, Carly Mensch (pictured left above) and Liz Flahive (pictured right above) have been writing hit, female-driven stories like Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Orange is the New Black, Homeland and GLOW on Netflix. While some may classify the writing duo as hive-minded, they still write as individual partners working towards a complementary goal. […]

 Jeff York

Female Empowerment Charges the Second Season of “GLOW” on Netflix

Female Empowerment Charges the Second Season of “GLOW” on Netflix

On the surface, the first season of Netflix’s hit comedy “GLOW” was about the start of a women’s wrestling TV show in the 1980’s, but in actuality, it was all about the struggles of actresses. Lead character Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) was such a ‘starving artist’ that she briefly considered the world of porn to […]