favorite movies: Love Actually (2003)“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.”
Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other, but what about the rest of us? What about our stories?
This Is Insightful, You Should Watch It of the Day: The Bechdel Test is a straightforward evaluation of the gender bias present in a given movie.
To pass, a film must meet three requirements: 1) Have at least two female characters 2) who talk to each other 3) about something other than a man. (A variant of the rule called the “Mo Movie Measure” adds the requirement that the female characters must have names.)
Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian applies the test to the 2012 Best Picture nominees to see if the pass.
Spoiler Alert: Most don’t.
5 MOVIES THAT REPRESENT MY CHILDHOOD: #3- The Secret Garden 
The spell was broken. My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake, and alive. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.