And the Oscar Goes to... a White Person
January 15, 2015

The awards are the least racially diverse in 17 years.

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.

Ellen Was the Perfect Host
March 03, 2014

For one thing, that Liza Minelli bit was amazing. 

The Strange Scholarship of Incest
February 28, 2014

The strange scholarship on genetics and incest

The Best Picture Is a Sham
And '12 Years a Slave' will win it, for all the wrong reasons
February 26, 2014

12 Years a Slave is a great film, but that's not why it'll win Best Picture. It'll win so that the Academy can forgive itself for making no other good films about slavery for the last hundred years.

Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, and the New Liberal Critique of Hollywood
An Oscars interview
February 18, 2014

The Oscars are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood has been in the news even more than usual. If this is partly because of the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, it is also the result of the terrific year of cinema that just ended.

Hate Awards Season Frenzy? Blame the Golden Globes.
January 09, 2014

The Golden Globes kick off the Awards Season frenzy.

Play It Cool, Bro
Seth MacFarlane is exactly what's wrong with American men
March 01, 2013

Seth MacFarlane is exactly what's wrong with American men.

Last Gasp
'Amour' owes its existence to an industry under siege
February 23, 2013

Michael Haneke is a paragon of the benefits of a generous state-funded film industry.

Wreck-It Disney?
How the Animation Giant Stole Pixar's Mojo
February 21, 2013

How the animation giant stole Pixar's mojo.