Final Oscar Predictions 2020

I’ve written a lot about the Oscars in the past 12 months: I implored voters to recognize feminist musical dramas, I highlighted how women’s alliances laid the foundation for many of 2019’s films, and I drew the historical relationship between silent female performances and Oscar love. (Sadly, I also had to call Academy voters to…

2020 Oscar Nominations: Final Predictions

Oscar nomination day is one of my favorite days of the year. When I lived in LA, I used to get up at 5 am to prepare for the early morning announcements – an UNHEARD of hour for me, as someone who had just graduated college and was way more used to going to bed…

Top 10 TV Series of 2019

Top 10 TV Series of 2019 10. Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is the story of what happens when a woman’s ego happens to be as inflated as any mediocre man’s. In 13 zippy, violent and irreverent half-hour episodes, we’re introduced to lovesick Harley (Kaley Cuoco), a minor sidekick who soon breaks free from her toxic…

Top 10 Films of 2019

Top 10 Films of 2019 10. Good Boys There’s something to be said for laughing your ass off in the movie theater. My number 10 slot could have easily gone to Sam Mendes’ sensorial WWI masterpiece 1917 or Alex Ross Perry’s Shakespearean Riot Grrrl drama Her Smell, but I wanted to honor one of the few films…