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.
How the recent Netflix film ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ called all my internalized ideas of race and romance into question. Read more
How do we depict the sexual realities of adolescence without harming children? Read more
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
Our choices as storytellers are having real-world effects, so we need to be smarter about the types of stories we help to tell. 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
These twisted tales will really keep you up at night. Read more