Tag: Rocky

John G. Avildsen Essay - Rocky

Fight Like a Man: The ‘Rocky’ Series and Masculinity

“The ‘Rocky’ films have given us great heroes. Their protagonists are sweet and kind, courageous and indominable. They have given us so much to cheer for. But they’ve also grown out of an idea of masculinity that is deeply, meaningfully flawed.”

What Makes a Man: Wounded Masculinity in William Lustig’s ‘Maniac’ Cycle

“In its own histrionic way, the ‘Maniac’ cycle presages a wave of reaction that would draw its power from the patriarchal fear of dispossession.”

‘Fatal Attraction’ at 30

“Lyne does not believe in the ‘New Man.'”