How Pop Culture Tells Women to Shut Up—Megan Garber explores what a new book called Trainwreck has to say about the many ways in which the American media continues to demean female figures.
The Movies Already Getting Oscar Buzz—David Sims surveys some of the films expected to lead the race in the build-up to awards season.
Bridget Jones’s Baby Is a New Kind of Momcom—Moira Weigel analyzes how the newest film in line of movies about motherhood and pregnancy both reinforces and reflects traditional gender roles.
Goat Captures the Dark Psychology of Frat Bros—Jake Kring-Schreifels explores what the new movie starring Nick Jonas reveals about a toxic college culture.
Queen of Katwe Is the Best Kind of Feel-Good Story—Lenika Cruz reviews the gorgeously shot, inspirational film starring Lupita Nyong’o.
Denial Is a Drama for the Misinformation Age—Sophie Gilbert explains why the film about a high-profile case involving a British Holocaust denier is a fitting one for our political times.
American Honey Is a New Indie Classic—David Sims revels in the magnetic cinematic odyssey from Andrea Arnold.
Deepwater Horizon Stays Too Close to the Surface—David Sims weighs in on Peter Berg’s recreation of the 2010 environmental disaster starring Mark Wahlberg.