in which a funky new Cinderella rises from her ashes (sorry, haters: it's woke)

everything that happened at Flick Filosopher from Monday, August 30th, to Sunday, September 5th

I’m delighted to announce that Cultural Artifacts, my collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror flash fiction, is now included with Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s all-you-can-read buffet.

If you like the ethos of my film criticism, I think you may just like how I spin that into fiction.

If you’re not already a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can try it free:

If you read Cultural Artifacts (or any of my other books, which are also on KU), please do review it at Amazon, even if you didn’t like it. Reviews make a huge difference in how much notice a book gets on Amazon: it really does help with sales and Kindle Unlimited reads. (Yes, authors get paid when someone reads their work on KU.)

Thank you, and enjoy!

—MaryAnn

PS: If you want to keep up with all my fiction doings — including the serial science fiction story I will start soon — be sure to sign up for my other Substack.


new at flick filosopher, Aug 30–Sep 05

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Sep 03

  • Marvel’s first Asian hero in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings; horror flicks Karen and We Need to Do Something; more… [get the full rundown]

new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Sep 03

  • Marvel’s first Asian hero in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings; more… [get the full rundown]

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 31–Sep 03

  • Amazon Prime’s musical fairy tale Cinderella; action comedy Jungle Cruise is out from behind the Disney+ paywall; more… [get the full rundown]

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 30–Sep 03

  • Amazon Prime’s musical fairy tale Cinderella; action comedy Jungle Cruise is out from behind the Disney+ paywall; more… [get the full rundown]

question of the weekend: what movie do you most associate with autumn?

Cinderella (2021) movie review: from the ashes… (#AmazonPrime)

  • Fairy tale goes jukebox musical with a feminist, gender-fluid spin. Throws irony and sarcasm at heterosexuality, patriarchy, even monarchy. Pretty darn fun, with a sweetly spunky Ella in Cabello. [read the review | streaming on Amazon Prime globally]

‘Cultural Artifacts’ now on Kindle Unlimited

  • With links to try Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s all-you-can-read buffet, for free if you’re not already a subscriber… [read more]


Tweet of the week…


coming up at Flick Filosopher…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  • Paul Schrader’s new drama The Card Counter, starring Oscar Isaac

  • crime comedy Queenpins, starring Kristen Bell

  • The Green Knight

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

  • Netflix’s animated musical Vivo

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

  • Mark Wahlberg as Joe Bell

  • Old, the latest from M. Night Shyamalan

  • Summer of Soul

  • The Forever Purge

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

  • Fast & Furious 9

  • Luca, the new Pixar animated feature

  • The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt

  • Oscar’s Best Animated Feature Soul and Best International Feature Another Round

  • Disney origin story Cruella

(I swear, I really do plan to get to all of these…)


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