I want to live in the artificial worlds Richard Curtis creates, with their aesthetic rules and regulations, if only to live in a world where problems are surmountable, and everyone is funny.
JoinedMay 9, 2018
Hope Rehak writes for and about film, theater, and television. She recently earned her MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage from Northwestern University, and previously graduated from Chicago Public Schools and Oberlin College. Her comedy writing has appeared on Reductress and The Tangential, and you can find even more of her at hoperehak.com.
To watch the show’s four seasons is to watch broad types and tropes become subtler episode by episode, making us slowly question what, and who, the real object of the joke is.
Practical Magic is finest in the moments it elevates the raucous comedies and petty dramas of siblinghood into the heightened life and death stakes of witches in peril.
A new crop of female auteurs is challenging The Male Gaze.
The Will & Grace revival episodes are more than the sum of their nostalgic parts—and for the record, those parts were also pretty great.