film

Backtalk: What About “Us”?

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, “Us.” Lots of spoilers while they talk about how the film fits into genre canons, symbolism, and what can it all mean? And in Amy vs. Dahlia, an argument about the worst of adulting. There are so many terrible things to... Read more »

BitchWatch: 13 SXSW Films Directed by Women

These 13 movies directed by women are bold, provocative, and give a peek into the future of film and women’s stories onscreen. Read more »

This is Us: In Jordan Peele’s New Film, the Tormentors Look All Too Familiar

Us is a film about the ways we can be complicit in the suffering of others without even knowing it. Read more »

Higher, Further, Faster: “Captain Marvel” Aims for the Stars

Carol Danvers is a badass. This is a fact, not an opinion. Read more »

5 Documentaries to Watch for Women’s History Month (Or Any Month)

Netflix and learn, y’all.  Read more »

“Destroyer” Hides Darkness Under Layers of Prosthetics

Erin Bell is the kind of tragic Hollywood cop most often portrayed by men. Read more »

Controlling Interest: “The Favourite’s” Sympathetic Take on Power and Pain

The queen’s outbursts reflect a larger fear of losing control over her body and her kingdom. Read more »

Why Is Hollywood Still Shortchanging Women Directors?

Only 8 percent of the top 100 films were directed by women. Read more »

Written Off: Why Aren’t Black Female Screenwriters Getting Their Due?

The exclusion of films written and directed by women, and particularly women of color, has long been an infuriating norm within the Academy.  Read more »

“On the Basis of Sex” is the Glossy, Imperfect Love Story We Need Right Now

The love between Ruth and Marty Ginsburg is palpable, and brilliantly illuminates the battles Ruth takes on in her professional life. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

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 »

"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 »