Best Shots from Penelope Spheeris' Heavy Metal Documentary 'The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years'
The film is a documentary focusing on heavy metal in the late 80s and tackles topics like drug addiction, alcoholism, sex, masculinity, and of course, rock and roll. However, this didn’t feel like any documentary I’ve ever seen before.
Wait, Did 'The Green Knight' Need To Be That White?
Why is 'The Green Knight' so white? People of color are so removed from the origins of 13th century art. We’re looking toward the future, and part of that should be updating aspects of our stories to mirror those evolutions.
'Legally Blonde' Was a Woke Feminist Comedy — Then It Kind of Wasn't
'Legally Blonde' remains a standard of feminist filmmaking over two decades after its release, although its poor treatment of racial and sexual minorities make it a product of its time.
‘Little Boxes’ Had Good Intentions, But...
In 'Little Boxes," an interracial family moves to an all-white town where they face the judgement of others who have never been exposed to people of color before.
Fear Street: Part One - 1994
'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 Gets Messier, and It's Great
In season 2 of “Never Have I Ever," Devi make many mistakes in a messier season that explores the complex lives of its diverse cast more in-depth than before.
‘Lyle’, Cool Concept, Poor Execution.
The idea of Rosemary's baby but with lesbian partners drew me in, and I was anticipating what the film had in store with its reimagining. Unfortunately, it all felt a little too vague to leave an impact.
Crazy Rich Asians: Cosmopolitan Film but Tacky Title
Crazy Rich Asians. The title is tacky, but the actual movie is both heartwarming and cosmopolitan. After all, it takes place in Singapore!
Martin Scorsese's 'Kundun' Is A Must-Watch For Dharma Day
Director Martin Scorsese broadens his boundaries from mafia-driven movies, to a Buddhist biopic of the 14th Dalai Lama. While Buddhism strives for peace, ‘Kundun’ reveals the violence inflicted on Tibetan Buddhists and Scorsese’s depiction of violence does not stray away.
‘Black Widow’ Is About Yelena, Not Natasha
"Black Widow" has strong female characters but sidelines its title character and serves as a launchpad for her successor, Florence Pugh's Yelena.
“The Paper Tigers” brings fresh air to the classic Chinese martial arts genre.
Tran Quoc Bao succeeds in telling us a story about martial arts, human decay, and friendship. The originality shown by his filmmaking is admirable and brings fresh air to the classic Chinese martial arts genre.
"Warrior": Chinese American Liberation, Corruption, and the Cost of Power
"Warrior" is a Bruce Lee written and inspired story that follows a diverse cast of Chinese American characters and does a terrific job of setting the story in 1878 San Francisco - all without pulling their punches with the systemic racism, discrimination, and struggle for power that old and young immigrants that crossed the country at that time had to go through.