'A Star Is Born' Has Always Been About Emotional Abuse
It's easy for filmmakers to portray abusers as clear-cut villains; it's much harder to treat them with compassion and to layer a story with the moments of levity and genuine connection.
Does It Suck?
Does 'Coneheads' Actually Suck?
Don't laugh—but the forgotten SNL comedy film has actually taken on a new political relevance.
Give Erotic Costume Dramas A Chance
Shows like "Versailles" and "Harlots" are mostly enjoyed by female audiences, making them both instantly binge-worthy and easily derided. But they're far from mindless guilty-pleasures, envisioning worlds dominated by female puppet masters.
'Catastrophe' Makes Male Vulnerability Funny
In its third season, the Amazon sitcom has hilariously—and warmly—humanized its father figure.
The Ongoing Influence of Darlene Conner
Sarcastic, witty, and determined, the iconic Darlene Conner continues to influence television shows—and young women.