Badass Women of Action Flicks

Action movies tend to be the domain of men – actors like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Will Smith and Tom Cruise have prevailed at the box office for decades with their various brands of action movie hero. But here at Peanut Butter and Julie, women rule the day. Here is a list ofContinue reading “Badass Women of Action Flicks”

Badass Women of Hitchcock Films

Alfred Hitchcock tended to put his leading ladies – the characters AND the actors who played them – through the wringer. “The Master of Suspense” was a consummate filmmaker, but by some accounts, he was verbally (and possibly sexually) abusive to the women he worked with. The torment they endured make their performances all theContinue reading “Badass Women of Hitchcock Films”

Badass Women of R&B

Rhythm & Blues (R&B) is a blanket term used to describe music recorded primarily by black artists; it combines elements of jazz, gospel, blues and soul. R&B developed in the mid-20th century along with the Great Migration that saw African-Americans leaving the South for urban industrial centers like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago andContinue reading “Badass Women of R&B”

Quick Hits: March 9

My husband and I have finished watching The Queen’s Gambit, and I’m a little sad to not be living in Beth Harmon’s world anymore. I’m considering watching PBS Masterpiece’s The Miniaturist next, because I just can’t get enough of the remarkable Anya Taylor-Joy. The Critics Choice Awards were held over the weekend, and several winnersContinue reading “Quick Hits: March 9”