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A closer look at the economics of Black pop culture reveals that most Black creators (outside music) come from middle-to-upper middle class backgrounds, while the Black poor are written about but rarely get the chance to speak for themselves.
How the myth of the genius director has erased the careers of some very talented women, and why it’s time for the “auteur” to be tossed out entirely.
The films of Jean-Pierre Melville are stylish and seductive. Their meaning isn’t obvious—nor should it be. A look at some of the most original and satisfying films of the last century.
Cyberpunk’s bleak vision is aesthetically stylish but its diagnoses are shallow and unsatisfying.
10 years after the launch of Game of Thrones, Samuel Miller McDonald looks back at its promising start—and how it all went wrong.
For a decade, ‘Shameless’ has painted a picture of American life rarely seen on screen. That’s about to end.
The simplest and most effective way to save cinema is through government subsidies to small, independent filmmakers.
Being alive has perhaps never been more confusing, especially because we have lost the tool that might help us make sense of it all.
Seeing yourself on screen is a beautiful thing, even if you need subtitles.
Just because you claim to “create jobs” doesn’t give you the right to treat fellow human beings like dirt.
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