Caroline Siede
Contributor, The A.V. Club. Caroline Siede is a pop culture critic in Chicago, where the cold never bothers her anyway. Her interests include superhero movies, feminist theory, and Jane Austen novels.
Sep 10

I don’t think you’re being oversensitive to raise the question. My hope was to show that Hannah Weinstein and John Berry, while white, had marginalized experiences of their own—both in being Jewish Americans and in being ostracized by the blacklist. And the reason I brought up their religion where I didn’t with the oth Read more

Aug 3

You joke, but God Bless You, Mister Rosewater is actually prominently featured in the doc! Including a great story about Vonnegut coming to see a rehearsal.

Mar 23

Wow, Owen being a Green Martian is just 100% spot on, and I’m not even entirely sure why. 

Mar 19

Ooh that was some kind of bizarre Freudian slip on my end, as I definitely meant to write “selfishly” not “selflessly.” It’s been updated!

Mar 1

I spent most of this episode convinced that the Master was actually the Timeless Child and he was lying to the Doctor about her origin because he needed her help solving something about his past. Turns out I was thoroughly overcomplicating things! 

Mar 1

I believe the Master calls them “glitches of Ireland” or something, which I mostly remember because I thought it was a jarring thing for him to say. 

Feb 17

It’s definitely not better than Clueless (what could ever be better than Clueless?!?), but I do think it’s better (if weirder) than the 1996 Gwyneth version.

Feb 2

Oh, I definitely agree that was the mentality of the day (and in many ways still is today). I just think it’s nice that Working Girl as a film suggests it doesn’t have to be that way, even if characters like Katharine and/or Tess’ male higher-ups think that it does.

Feb 2

Ha! Do you know what, I actually did make that joke in my original draft, but it looks like it (very understandably!) got lost in the edit. But, yes, Tess McGill is definitely complicit in some anti-mutant shenanigans.

Aug 9 2019

This was a question I asked myself many, many times while watching this movie. I’m still unclear on the answer.

Jul 19 2019

With apologies for plugging my past articles, I know that Will Smith himself talked about that topic in relation to the casting of Hitch and I discussed it a bit in my column on the movie.
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Jun 16 2019

“This is your brain. This is your brain on reviewing 13 episodes of TV in a weekend.” Genuine thanks for pointing out the (truly bizarre) error, though. It’s been corrected!

Jun 14 2019

Good call on She-Hulk! I was wondering if it was an homage to Jean Grey’s original 1960s look, but the colors are wrong.

May 31 2019

I didn’t see Long Shot until this week, but I also really enjoyed it! Personally, I would’ve cut 20-30 minutes of the political machination plotlines (esp whatever the hell it was that Andy Serkis was doing) and zeroed in on Charlotte and Fred’s relationship a bit more. But, yeah, super charming overall.