Film criticism is a very dude-heavy industry. According to a study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University last year, men account for 73% of the top critics on Rotten Tomatoes. It's like an Entourage-themed night at a club--an eff-ton of bros. What that means is that it's men who are often shaping the narrative of what makes a "good" film or a "bad" film--what's worth seeing and what's not. And even the most well-meaning wokest of men wouldn't necessarily catch the microaggressions or tropes that tend to define whole genres.
And so, as an answer to years and years (and years and years and years and *keeps going until my voice and body have shriveled up like an actual rotten tomato*) of male cirtics driving and basically shaping the movie industry with their opinions, starting this January, we are starting Fangrrls on Film. We will take a film that received glowing reviews from Rotten Tomatoes (read: a group about as diverse genderwise as the Little Rascals' He-Man Woman-Hater's Club) and re-review it from a Fangrrl perspective.
Suggest movies you think are in desperate need of a lady-fronted re-review in the comments. We'll see you in January.