Essays

The Everlasting Power of ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’

Some critics want you to think Ed Wood's film is the worst ever made. But there are actually plenty of… Read More

The Adaptation ‘Percy Jackson’ Deserves

The Harry Potter of Greek heroes is returning to the screen after his first 2010 attempt. Read More

‘I May Destroy You’ and the Power of Vocalizing Trauma

Michaela Coel's HBO series depicts an aspect of sexual trauma untouched by other shows in a brilliant way. Read More

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ Honors Michelle McNamara’s Memory and Work

Liz Garbus' docuseries showcases what Michelle McNamara achieved while she was alive and the impact she's had since her death. Read More

The Many Faces of Peter Stormare

Dive into the prolific and iconic career of character actor Peter Stormare. Read More

12 Films With Inspirational Black Stories

Film critic Robert Daniels curates a list films that involve inspirational and triumphant Black stories. Read More

Boaz Yakin’s ‘Aviva’ is a Genderfluid Story Told Through Bodily Expression

Love is sex is dance is gender. We explore what Boaz Yakin is saying in the bodily expression, choreography, cinematography,… Read More

The Real LGBT Stars of Old Hollywood

Read about the LGBT members of Hollywood that shaped the industry, even if their personal lives weren't always out in… Read More

The Forgotten History of Cinema’s First Pandemic

Nobody knows what happens next, but here's what happened last time. Read More

NBA Season Cancelled? Watch These Basketball Movies in the Meantime

COVID-19 took basketball from us but movie magic can bring it back. We recommend some good basketball movies while you're… Read More