Halle Berry

Why Network TV Has Become Home to Black Female Oscar Winners
July 15, 2014

Halle Berry's new show "Extant" is the first of of a recent trend: Oscar winning or nominated black actresses headlining new network shows.

Life is Too Short for Cloud Atlas’s Self-Indulgence
November 08, 2012

The Wachowskis should go back to making mean-spirited movies.

Age of Innocence
June 02, 2004

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected. If the last few years have taught us anything about the Oscars, it's that the Academy loves a glamorous actress in an unglamorous role. There was Hillary Swank's reverse drag act in 1999, Julia Robert's white-trash beauty queen in 2000, Halle Berry's inmate's widow in 2001, and Nicole Kidman's Pinocchio act in 2002.

Color Lines
June 08, 1998

Hollywood and politics have been going together for a long time. Kevin Brownlow showed in Behind the Mask of Innocence that political comment in American films began much earlier than is generally thought.