Critical Hits and Misses #8: August 5, 2016

  • Genevieve Valentine writes about Stranger Things; the way it succeeds in its nostalgia, and the way it fails its female characters. (Tova)

  • Valentine’s twitter thread on the responses she’s received to the article, and the strange notion that you can’t criticize a thing you love, is also worth a read.  (Tova)

  • Meagan Damore at CBR explores how The Killing Joke could have avoided objectifying Batgirl. (Megan)

  • Love Suicide Squad? Read about Kim Yale, the unsung heroine that helped make Suicide Squad happen back in the 1980s.  (Ivonne)

  • This video from Above Average is about cliches for female characters in movies. (Zachary)