Kristin McTiernan

More than anything, this film is about unintended consequences and how we don’t really “see” other people. The movie does this quite literally right off the bat. We get more than thirty minutes into the film before we get a good look at Grace, the film’s protagonist.

The first scenes…

And you shouldn’t want to…

Western culture is obsessed with youth, especially when it comes to women. That obsession comes at a terrible cost. We see it every time we turn on the television or log onto the internet. “Ugh… why is Madonna still performing? Isn’t she old now?” or…

Its predecessor was highly problematic.

When I watched Godzilla: King of the Monsters, I was ready for a good time. Yes, I knew the plot might be silly, the writing half-baked. But the cast was wonderful and I love a good monster movie.

However, the plot was not silly. It…

Netflix’s Daredevil season 3, entering a Catholic Church

The question of what constitutes “real Christianity” has raged in media for the last few decades, often splitting along political lines. In seeking clarification, most look to their favorite priest or pastor for guidance. But if you’ve grown disillusioned with Church leadership, there’s another, less conventional source of clarity regarding…

Hawk from Cobra Kai on Netflix

Season one of Netflix’s Cobra Kai was an unabashedly joyful experience, one filled with nostalgia, good vibes, and an obvious effort from the scriptwriters to adapt to modern viewers’ sensibilities. Gone were the days of 80s movies where bullies could commit full-on felonies (in public, no less) and not be…

I have a particular interest in feminine aggression and how women’s ways of destruction differ from the masculine baseline of beatings, gunfights, and demolition of infrastructure. The Netflix Marvel shows have been universally strong in depicting women as realistic, complicated, and aggressive in uniquely feminine ways. …

Kristin McTiernan

Civil servant. Author. Editor. Nerd. https://kristinmctiernan.com

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