Manuel Betancourt
Manuel Betancourt
Aug. 4, 2016

Viola Davis is the best — and only — reason to see 'Suicide Squad'

Davis is the only one who nails the tricky tone of this anti-hero team film.

July 15, 2016

Elena of Avalor, Disney's New Latina Princess, Is the Right Girl for a Multicultural World

She epitomizes the very diversity found in Latin American cultures — emphasis on the plural.?
June 17, 2016

New HBO Documentary 'Suited' Takes Viewers Into the World of LGBTQ-Friendly Bespoke Suits

Lena Dunham produced the new documentary, premiering Monday on HBO.
June 15, 2016

The Most Radical Thing About ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is Its Latina Characters

'Orange Is the New Black' not only reclaims the gritty strength of its characters, but balances it out with their vulnerabilities.
May 11, 2016
April 21, 2016

Groundbreaking Installation '6x9' Uses VR to Simulate the Perils of Solitary Confinement

Once the VR headset is on, any sense of comfort disappears.

April 20, 2016

How "The Whiteness Project: Intersection of I" Makes White People Grapple With Privilege

The Tribeca Film Festival installation is as infuriating as it is enlightening.
March 31, 2016

'Archer' Became the Most Sexually Progressive Show on Television While No One Was Looking

'Archer' offers a more expansive a vision of sexuality than anything else on cable.
Feb. 28, 2016

OWN's 'It's Not You, It's Men' Proves Women Must Be Included in Talk About Love and Sex

The show is most insightful when the male hosts sit back and welcome guests into the conversation.
Feb. 25, 2016

The Problem With How Hollywood — and the Oscars — Treat Sex in Movies

Sex positivity, as it turns out, is rare in serious-minded, Oscar-winning films.
Feb. 22, 2016

Samantha Bee's ‘Full Frontal’ Puts a Feminist Spin on Insult Comedy

She's using it as a deadly, feminist weapon.

Feb. 5, 2016

Representation Is a Trend on TV — But Not Network TV

"Welcome to diverse TV" — as long as it's not network TV.
Jan. 27, 2016
Jan. 13, 2016
Dec. 14, 2015

'Creed' and 'Inside Out' Reveal the Gender Politics of Crying at Movies and "Manly Tears"

Manly tears are an ironic pose designed to process emotions.

Nov. 20, 2015

Like Music Videos, Movie Trailers Are Now All About the GIFs

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has yet to open, but already its breakout star is BB-8.
Nov. 17, 2015

Hollywood's Ageism Is Most Obvious in One Kind of Character: Moms

How old are the moms in movies?
Nov. 6, 2015

'Please Like Me' Is the Best Show About Mental Illness You're Not Watching

It's a deft comedy tackling mental illness head-on with its signature awkward sense of humor.
Nov. 4, 2015

2015 Has Been a Banner Year for Movies Written by Women — Both Successes and Failures

Not every film written by a woman needs to be a success.