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Screaming Match: “Marriage Story” Doesn’t Reckon with the Misogyny of Its Male Protagonist

What’s most disheartening about Marriage Story is that Noah Baumbach clearly believes Charlie and Nicole deserve the same happy ending.

Flewed Out: After 20 Years, “Chicken Run” Remains a Lesson in Ethical Labor

Ginger and her chooks taught us that collective action, coalition building, consciousness-raising, and plucky persistence are necessary ingredients for a revolution. Read more »

“Like a Boss” Takes Down a Girlboss, But Loses Its Sense of Humor

Like a Boss has a message that’s both confusing and unfunny. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Under Armor: Sex Work, Style, and Survival

Cinema still frames sex workers as troublesome sirens whose sole purpose is to disarm men and leave them broken. Read more »

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One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... 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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

"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 »