Chocolat – a non-bad-ass hero

A few weeks ago, I watched the movie Chocolat, which had been much recommended to me previously. I was definitely taken with the premise, which had a woman who completely changed an ultra-religious French town from the inside out. And while the woman might not seem particularly powerful at first, I realized later just how much power she held in the little town.

Kill Bill and Revenge Film Tropes

Oddly enough, when I was between the two Kill Bill films, I stumbled upon this article. It focuses on female protagonists in revenge films such as Kill Bill. It asks a question that seemed similar to the one posed on the Girlpower syllabus: Do they truly offer feminist depictions of female characters or just misogyny…