Bitch Media

Bitch Media is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bedatri D. Choudhury, Candice Frederick, Cate Young, Jourdain Searles, Monica Castillo
Rating Title/Year Author
Us (2019) Jourdain Searles The real genius at work in Us is Nyong'o, who anchors the story with underlying rage as well as the protective qualities usually reserved for male leads. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018) Cate Young A Star Is Born is a fantastic film (...) [b]ut it's contempt for pop music is disappointing. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
What Happened to Monday (2017) Cate Young [Bafflingly] [t]he film never once mentions birth control or acknowledges its role in accomplishing the larger society's goal of having fewer babies. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Unforgettable (2017) Cate Young The film ignores the race of the characters completely, but ( ... )the narrative reinforces institutional systems that endanger women of color and protect white women. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
The Hate U Give (2018) Cate Young Throughout ( ... ) Starr's choices are rooted in her desire to maintain her dual identities. She stifles righteous rage and ignores threats ( ... ) in order to ( ... ) survive. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Destroyer (2018) Jourdain Searles Bell lets her past eat her alive without taking the time to fully understand it-so we can't either. That is ultimately her, and the film's, downfall. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Jourdain Searles In the end, The Favourite is a haunting reminder of the limits of control. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Jourdain Searles A hilarious, intelligent, and socially relevant satire of American business and capitalism, and hands-down one of the best films of 2018. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Vox Lux (2018) Jourdain Searles Interesting to watch, but fall short as full studies of complicated women. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Her Smell (2018) Jourdain Searles As a ranting, drug-addled mess, Moss is magnetic, drawing your eye to her every move in an Oscar-worthy performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018) Jourdain Searles In the end, A Star is Born becomes a touching film hampered by its own legacy. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Cam (2018) Jourdain Searles Cam, much like 2017's Get Out, is a reminder of horror's potential for fostering awareness and understanding. And it works-we root for Alice all the way to the end. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Jourdain Searles Barry Jenkins's lustrous, engrossing melodrama If Beale Street Could Talk is about hope in the face of a seemingly impossible task, but it's much more than an underdog story. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Jourdain Searles Can You Ever Forgive Me? resonates as a historical snapshot as well as de-glamorization of the most misrepresented profession in cinema. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Chavela (2017) Bedatri D. Choudhury Watching Chavela Vargas sing is like watching rain clouds gather against a hill; she appears onstage, takes to the mic, and sings in her husky tenor. The pain in her songs plays out through the twitch of an eyebrow... EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
RBG (2018) Bedatri D. Choudhury Feminism is not a fad, and the Notorious RBG continues to be in the fight for the long haul. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Eighth Grade (2018) Jourdain Searles Lives spent looking at devices and screens is a reality for most of us, for better or worse; Eighth Grade is notable because it consciously avoids serving up a familiar media brew of technophobia and misogyny. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2018
Disobedience (2017) Jourdain Searles Disobedience is the kind of woman-at-a-crossroads film I love: I am enthralled by women discovering their true selves, seeking pleasure and challenging the way they are perceived. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
Wetlands (2013) Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino Helen is really rad and funny and brave. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2016
Amanda Knox (2016) Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino Unfortunately, Amanda Knox veers more in the direction of reproducing a sensational story rather than providing valuable analysis of it. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2016
The Paperboy (2012) Monica Castillo The Paperboy is not all bad, but it isn't all good either. I'm not quite sure what Daniels wanted his audience to walk away with. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
How to Survive a Plague (2012) Monica Castillo There are personal glimpses into the home lives of activists that left many in my theater wiping their tears on their coat sleeve. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
We Were Here (2011) Monica Castillo We Were Here does not move behind the scope of San Francisco, which I considered a benefit. It allows the viewer to fully immerse themselves in the story. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Skyfall (2012) Monica Castillo Britain is quite diverse right now, feel free to reflect that anytime, Mr. Bond. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Monica Castillo Wreck-It Ralph is one of those rare movies that's fun for a revisit yet is peppered with enough hidden references to make the rewatch worthwhile. After a second viewing this weekend, I still walked away impressed. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Fully Loaded (2011) Monica Castillo This is a movie about living past both the walk of shame and the drag of divorce, and for that, I salute it. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Spring Breakers (2012) Monica Castillo Behind the film's vacuous candy-colored outer shell are ambiguous and morally challenging concepts. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Evil Dead (2013) Monica Castillo The current reboot feels uncreative. Watching the new film just made me miss Bruce Campbell's chin and shots of Raimi running insane through the woods. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Black Rock (2012) Monica Castillo Black Rock is much more complex than your average run-of-the-mill "run from danger, pretty lady" kind of movie. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
The Lone Ranger (2003) Monica Castillo In short, the "spirit guide" of this film would be an odious trash heap. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
I'm So Excited! (2013) Monica Castillo I'm So Excited is far from perfect, but as far asmost summer comedies go, the film is more open and accepting of various sexualities and is mostly light-hearted fun-excluding a couple profoundly distasteful scenes. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Lovelace (2013) Monica Castillo Lovelace isn't a catalyst; it's just another unchallenging fantasy. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Philomena (2013) Monica Castillo The movie is a bit of a puzzle coming from atheist co-writer Steve Coogan and the script grapples with these big questions of religion, class, and justice in a way that's far beyond the typical teary human-interest story. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Kidnapped for Christ (2014) Monica Castillo Logan does an impressive job filling in the blanks of a dirty secret while never sacrificing the quality of her documentary. It looks astoundingly good, given the number of times school administrators stepped in to block her. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
The Babadook (2014) Monica Castillo Rarely outside of drama do we see the kind of imperfect motherhood shown in The Babadook, which is what makes this Repulsion-like household of horrors so frightening. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Grandma (2015) Monica Castillo In director and writer Paul Weitz's mix of drama and comedy, there are stand-out performance from Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Nailgasm: The Nail Art Documentary (2012) Monica Castillo Nail art is everywhere-we just don't hear about it that often. Once out of that bubble, it's hard to ever consider the same old French manicure again. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Beautiful Creatures (2013) Monica Castillo It's a Southern-fried supernatural teen romance that's all empty calories and rich taste-just the thing for a Valentine's Day release. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016