Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson is a writer, editor, and film critic who is also the founder and director of the Film Girl Film Festival.

She is a member of the Chicago Indie Critics and runs her own site, A Reel Of One's Own, and has written for, The Spool, The Mary Sue, and The Chicago Reader. She has no intention of becoming any less obsessed with cinema, comics, or nerdom in general.


25 years ago, Buffy failed its heroine in one important way

Buffy the Vampire Slayer left a complicated legacy for its fans.

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