In the 91 years of Oscar nominations, only 5 women have been nominated and two were in the last ten years. The historic and systematic exclusion of women from Oscar nominations cripples the careers of women directors.
The criticism ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has received for its promotion of the model minority myth and moments of anti-blackness are completely valid, but we also need to be realistic about the role pop culture plays in pushing a truly progressive agenda and the timeline in which that agenda unfolds.
What we’re hearing isn’t Africa, but Hollywood’s imagination of it. Read more
Cognitive disability is typically decorative in the horror genre. ‘Hereditary’ is one of the first horror films to complicate that narrative. Read more
By Noah Berlatsky If you had told fans of the Mad Max franchise circa-1986 that the fourth film in the series — up for an Academy Award at this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony — was going to be an explicitly feminist (or at least arguably feminist) narrative about overthrowing the patriarchy, said fans would probably have grunted and scratched their Read more