MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Kitchen’ Offers Over-Familiar Genre Tropes And Little Else

The divas three ready for some gangster action.

Until recently, the gangster/mobster genre has been overpopulated with all-male characters as toxic, self-destructive leads and disposable supporting players. Name the ethnic group (Italian, Irish, Puerto Rican/Mexican/Columbian) and they have at least 3–4 entries in a gangster or mobster genre list, but they’ve always been male-oriented and male-dominated. The violence too has been usually between men, with…

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Mel Valentin

Mel Valentin

Writer/editor for hire. Member: SFFCC, OFCS.