O.J.: Made in America Is Vital Storytelling — David Sims on how ESPN’s stunning eight-hour series somehow manages to break new ground in the oft-told case of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Finding Dory Is a Sweet-Hearted Sequel — Christopher Orr on how Pixar’s latest feature offers a fun and tender ride, even though it lacks the originality of the studio’s best work.
Central Intelligence: A Fun Action Comedy You’ll Instantly Forget — David Sims on how the the zany film seems to exist only to unite Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson onscreen, but there are worse reasons to make a movie.
Why Hollywood Doesn’t Tell More Stories for—and About—Girls — Anya Jaremko-Greenwold on how it has partly to do with a dearth of women behind the scenes, changing audience tastes, and an evolving industry.
She-Ra and the Fight Against the Token Girl — Maria Teresa Hart on how decades before the outcry against the Ghostbusters remake, a 1980s kids show tried—and failed—to subvert male-centric stories.
All Hail the Return of Curb Your Enthusiasm — David Sims on how Larry David’s stint on Saturday Night Live as Bernie Sanders only helped crystallize the importance of his HBO series.