The Death of the White Night – Kristy Puchko comments

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MadMaxFuryRoadThe white knight. He means well—that trope of all kinds of fiction—what with his quest to rescue the fair maiden from a terrible tyrant and then make her his grateful bride. But who says she needs rescuing? And who says she wants this self-righteous, self-proclaimed savior as her mate?

The well-meaning but entitled white knight may be alive and well in plenty of places, from patronizing politicians to your average rom-com hero; but in a wide-ranging crop of recent movies, he’s being thoroughly, effectively knocked off his high horse. Read more>>

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Kristy Puchko (Archived Contributor)

Kristy Puchko is a New York-based entertainment writer and film critic whose work has appeared on sites like Cinema Blend, Pop Crush, Screen Crush, CBR's Spinoff, Next Movie, The Film Stage, and Jezebel. After receiving her B.A. in Film Studies from Brooklyn College and the Macaulay Honors College, Kristy spent several years in post-production before she was wooed by the world of blogging. Since then, the movie obsession she's harbored since girlhood has served her well, playing into countless editorials, interviews, reviews, and infographics. You can keep up with her on Twitter: @KristyPuchko