Morgan Davies
Morgan Davies

Morgan Davies is a novelist living in New York City. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in English literature, film studies, and creative writing. You can find her on Twitter and at http://artistascritic.blogspot.com.

Dec. 14, 2013

Fanfiction Deserves Some Literary Respect

Fanfiction is a major subculture full of creativity and high-quality writing. So why isn’t the publishing industry paying attention?

July 26, 2013

A Brief History Of Women's Sexuality In Hollywood

'The To Do List' is a rare female-oriented sex comedy. But the history of sex on film - especially for women - is fraught, and the situation remains dire.
May 24, 2013

'Before Midnight' Movie Review: This Franchise Tackles Sequels Like No Other

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy hit it out of the park once again with this stunning sequel to 2004's "Before Sunset."
May 19, 2013

'The English Teacher' Movie Review: Julianne Moore Charms

The high school theater comedy is conventional and predictable, but that's not always a bad thing.
May 9, 2013

'The Great Gatsby' Movie Review: Glitzy, But Unnecessary and Nothing Special

Baz Luhrmann's glitzy adaptation of the classic novel may be fun, but it doesn't bring anything new to F. Scott Fitzgerald's story.
April 26, 2013

'Mistaken For Strangers': Tom Berninger's Documentary Gets Personal

Tom Berninger's Tribeca opener and Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" are both deeply personal documentaries about their own families.

April 25, 2013

'Oxyana' Movie: Director Sean Dunne Discusses Documentary On West Virginia Drug Epidemic

Sean Dunne, director of the Tribeca documentary, chats with PolicyMic about making the film and the prescription drug epidemic in West Virginia.
April 23, 2013

'A Case of You' Review: Film Fails to Channel '(500) Days Of Summer'

No matter how many jokes "A Case of You" might make at main characater Sam’s expense, it still gives him what he wants in the end.
April 22, 2013

Zac Efron New Movie: 'At Any Price' Movie Review

The film has artless direction, appalling dialogue, and a troubling treatment of women, among other things.
April 22, 2013

'The Kill Team' Movie Review: Film a Reminder That War Ruins Everyone

The documentary shows us what we already knew: that war destroys everyone, just as it always has, for centuries, for thousands upon thousands of years.
April 21, 2013

'Almost Christmas' Movie Review: The Cast is the Film's Only Redeeming Aspect

This holiday flick starring Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd is disappointingly bland, save for a sparkling supporting turn from Sally Hawkins.

April 20, 2013

'Oxyana' Movie Review: Documentary Exposes West Virginia's Horrifying Drug Addiction Crisis

The film exposes an epidemic of prescription drug addiction in West Virginia as well as the issues of small-town America as a way of life.
April 17, 2013

Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Lineup: 5 Top Movies to See

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tonight in New York. Here's a list of five of the festival's mostly hotly anticipated movies, and when and where to watch them.
April 9, 2013

'Mad Men' Season 6 Episode 1 Recap: Death is in the Air

The celebrated AMC show had its penultimate season premiere Sunday night, and the TV drama has its end in sight. After all, Don Draper only has 24 episodes left to live.
April 4, 2013

'Mad Men' Season 6 Premiere: 'Mad Men' is Better (and Uglier) Than Ever

Mad Men's sixth season premieres this Sunday. But how will the show change as it moves into the late sixties?
March 26, 2013

Are Miniseries the Future Of Television?

Miniseries are seeming more and more attractive to writers and viewers, but there's something unique and valuable about long-term storytelling and development.

March 19, 2013

'Top Of the Lake' TV Review: Mini-Series Depicts Dark Reality Of Rape

The miniseries starring "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter premieres this week with a striking condemnation of rape culture.
March 8, 2013

Today's Movie Stars Play By a Whole New Set Of Rules

What does it take to be a movie star in 2013? Now, more than ever, it takes an incredible amount of talent.
Feb. 25, 2013

Seth MacFarlane's Hosting Gig Proved That Hollywood is Still the Ultimate Boys' Club

Everybody always likes to complain about the Oscar ceremony, but last night's was particularly dire. The Academy needs to self-evaluate and not invite MacFarlane back — ever again.
Feb. 21, 2013

Academy Awards Predictions 2013: Here is Who Will Win At the Oscars

Can anything beat 'Argo'? And what on earth is going on with Best Director? Here's your guide to all the categories - except those pesky shorts.