'Barbie' is a unique takedown of compulsory heterosexuality

Essay: The real ‘Barbie’ villain is compulsory heterosexuality

Between the Ken's Rights Movement and Barbie's queer subtext, this movie rebels against mandatory straight romance.

On Jul 27, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Netflix’s blaxploitation satire ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ deserved better than Barbenheimer weekend

Starring John Boyega and Jamie Foxx, this stylish sci-fi mystery is well worth checking out.

On Jul 25, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer

Review: ‘Oppenheimer’ is an audacious and overwhelming 3-hour character study

Christopher Nolan's latest is a high point for the director.

On Jul 20, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Break the Game’ offers an immersive window into a familiar topic

One streamer's attempt to break a world record opens a window into online isolation.

On Jun 16, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Stan Lee’ isn’t interested in anything but glamorizing Stan Lee

It's Stan Lee's life story in his own words.

On Jun 15, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

The Flash trailer scene with The Flash and Supergirl

Why do superhero action scenes look so bad?

'The Flash' is being mocked for its clunky CGI action - but it's just part of a wider trend.

On Jun 15, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

ember (left) and wade (right) in elemental

Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ shows fire and water can make beautiful chemistry

Pixar takes on the rom-com.

On Jun 12, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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How ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ foreshadowed the biggest twist in the sequel

This visual Easter egg took five years to pay off.

On Jun 12, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Review: ‘The Flash’ is no match for ‘Spider-Verse,’ telling a similar story with far less style

Dogged by Ezra Miller's scandals and a slew of cynical fanservice cameos, this belated DC spinoff is fun but unremarkable.

On Jun 7, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Why you need to watch ‘You Hurt My Feelings’

A movie's existential crisis has never felt more relatable.

On May 28, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

little mermaid 2023 review

Review: Halle Bailey’s talent clashes with soulless VFX in Disney’s lackluster ‘Little Mermaid’

This overlong remake is no match for the original animated film.

On May 25, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is the MCU’s least child-friendly movie so far

Forget Chris Pratt dropping an F-bomb. Those animal cruelty scenes are surprisingly disturbing.

On May 4, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

guardians of the galaxy vol 3 review

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ asks: Can you make a zany action-comedy about animal torture?

Rocket Raccoon's gruesome storyline is an odd fit for GotG's comedic blockbuster tone—and that isn't the only problem.

On May 2, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

priya kansara in polite society

‘Polite Society’ is a stylish and inventive action extravaganza

It's a strong debut from the creator of 'We Are Lady Parts.'

On Apr 27, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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John Mulaney doesn’t talk much about divorce, kid in Netflix special ‘Baby J’—but he debuts a new ‘persona’

'Likability is a jail.'

On Apr 26, 2023 by Audra Schroeder