Girish Shambu on how film culture might rethink film evaluation to raise the visibility and value of films made by women.
Jason Fox reflects on documentary, inspired by Eileen Myles’ analogy between poems and parties.
Erika Balsom on the shifting landscape of women’s film criticism and the battles that remain ahead.
Chris Cagle on Kanopy and the uneven nature of the streaming landscape today.
Meheli Sen, Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Monika Mehta, and Anupama Kapse on the Netflix Bollywood anthology film Lust Stories.
Maggie Hennefeld on Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary series, and political satire in the age of post-truth politics.
Girish Shambu asks: “What will it take to break the stranglehold of male domination in filmmaking?”
Racquel Gates and Kristen J. Warner are colleagues and soul twins who enjoy applying their expertise in race and media to popular culture debates. One such conversation arose —inevitably—around the release of Marvel’s Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler.
Filmmaker and critic Caroline Golum weighs in on and takes issue with the recent New York Post op-ed on the moviegoing habits of Millennials.
Following the eruption of racial violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the 1943 US War Department film, Don’t Be a Sucker, went viral, suggesting that news outlets and social media users found its message to be newly relevant. Don’t Be a Sucker, which warns Americans of the perils of falling for divisive fascist rhetoric, was one of countless films, radio broadcasts, and television specials produced by governmental and civic organizations during the mid-twentieth century.