Oscars

And the Oscar Goes To...: Cisgender Nominees Who Identify As Male or Female

This is not an issue unique to the Oscars.

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 »

Douchebag Decree: The No-Host Oscars

Why didn’t the Academy ask us who should host? Read more »

Love Is a War: “If Beale Street Could Talk” Presents a Warped Fairytale

It’s extraordinary that such a sensual tale of young love could also tackle the trauma born out of America’s faulty criminal-justice system. Read more »

No Greater Agony: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is an Achingly Honest Portrait of a Writer’s Life

Though writing is the backbone of most industries, writers are often considered expendable and easily replaceable. Read more »

Eclipsing Fame: “A Star is Born” Treats Pop Music as a Telltale Sign of Selling Out

What Jackson comes to describe as Ally’s artistic insincerity is very nakedly the nascent bloom of his own jealousy. Read more »

You’ve Heard This One Before: The Zero-Sum Legacy of “A Star Is Born”

You can think of this story as a life-force transference, or, if you’re cynical, a law of nature. Read more »

The Myth of the Male Genius

Genius is power. Read more »

Backtalk: Get Out & Uber Sexism

Dahlia and Amy are very excited to be spoiling Jordan Peele’s debut film, Get Out, and to do a deep dive into all of the layers of celluloid. Get Out is full of memorable performances, a scary movie... Read more »

Oscar Night! Bitch Picks vs. Bitch Predictions

Be sure to tune in Sunday and crash our live-tweet Oscar party on Twitter!  (Well, it might just be Andi and Lisa going back and forth about Jimmy Kimmel with a lot eye rolling emojis, and dissecting speeches and fashion statements.)  Read more »

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