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The Witching Hour: What the CW Loses to Magical Surrealism

As the CW depicts women’s coming of age stories through magical surrealism, we lose nuance. Read more »

The 2020 Oscars Noms Aren’t Just White—They’re Boring: A Point/Counterpoint

Once again, the Oscars are snow white and it’s become so predictable that it’s boring. Read more »

Forever Your Girls: “Little Women” Is a Film in Conversation with Its Own History

Greta Gerwig offers a meditation on the novel’s biggest themes, rather than a familiar narrative trajectory. Read more »

Sinister Niceness: On “You,” Killers Don’t Change their Spots

If Season 2 is any indication, we have no choice but to overlook the obvious in favor of granting white men an inherent innocence; it’s a default. Read more »

Does Representation Still Matter at the Golden Globes?: A Point/Counterpoint

Though the Golden Globes made progress around inclusion in 2019, it still has major issues with diversity. Read more »

BitchWatch: The Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

From a strong start with Little Women to Janelle Monáe in Antebellum.  Read more »

End All, Be All: A Roundtable About “Harriet” and the State of Black Film Criticism

We need to give critics space to ply their craft without pitting them against the films, the audiences, and/or each other. Read more »

Staking Capitalism: The Undead Will Rise as Our Economy Spirals Into Chaos

Vampires aren’t the only thing returning in the near future: an economic recession is coming as well. Read more »

The Most Impactful Pop Culture Phenomenons of the 2010s

As we speedily approach 2020, we reflect on some of the most memorable moments in pop culture of the last decade. Read more »

The Role of Disgust in Contemporary Queer Female Films

Lesbian films focusing on “grossness” is a misguided attempt to combat hypersexualization. Read more »

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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »