New Film "Equity" Tells the Story of Women on Wall Street

The hard-nosed finance pros know their careers are always jeopardized by the simple fact that they have to prove themselves over and over. Read more »

“Bad Moms” Is Even Less Funny Than You Could Possibly Imagine

Marketed as catharsis for under-appreciated moms, the film is actually written for teenage boys. Read more »

"The Purge" is a Late-Capitalist Fever Dream

In the horror film series, Americans are keenly aware of their capacity of violence.  Read more »

Trolls Target Leslie Jones of "Ghostbusters" With Racist Abuse

Why won't Twitter do more to protect their users from harassment?  Read more »

Disney Unveils Their First Latina Princess—Sort Of

Disney is skittish to say that their newest princess is Latina. What gives?  Read more »

"Ghostbusters" Shouldn't Have to Prove Anything to Anyone

The movie has been hyped up as a referendum on the state of feminism. That’s a lot of heavy lifting for a movie whose first joke is about queefing. Read more »

Free From the Haze of Nostalgia, the New "Ghostbusters" Soars

I've never seen the original Ghostbusters—which means I can review the new film on its own merits.  Read more »

On "Orange is the New Black" and the Destruction of Black Bodies

As a Black woman and a feminist, stories of violence dominate my everyday life.  Read more »

Why It Matters That Male Film Critics Vastly Outnumber Female Film Critics

"Films are looked at from the prism of mostly white and male journalists." Read more »

Making a Better, Smarter “Strong Female Character”

From Orphan Black to Game of Thrones, tough and flawed women are complicating the "strong female character" trope.  Read more »


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, the... Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure, and her presence in both history and contemporary pop culture holds a wealth of perception and stereotype in its clammy hands. 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 Growth... Read more »