Director Steven Spielberg, long fixated on absent dads, interrogates this theme and other issues of patriarchy and gender roles in his cinematic take on the classic show.
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Candyman Skewers the Art World’s Exploitation of Black Pain
Writer/director Nia DaCosta and producer/co-writer Jordan Peele update the horror film franchise with a critical look at the commodification of Black trauma.
The Idiosyncratic Archetypes of The Real Housewives
The cast members in the various iterations of the mega-popular franchise demonstrate the increasing self-awareness of performance in reality television.
In 1970, the Original Cast of Company Went Through Hell to Record Their Album
Despite being out of circulation, the 1970 behind-the-scenes Broadway documentary Original Cast Album: Company remains revered by both film and theater fans.
10 Queer Camp Films That Have Left an Impact on Film History
Memorable, mostly underseen gems that explore the tensions of queerness and camp on screen.
Is Camp Still Camp if the Met Gala Makes It a Theme?
This year’s Met Gala is named Notes on Fashion, in tribute to a Susan Sontag essay. But Sontag also wrote that “To talk about Camp is to betray it.”
Who’s Afraid of White Fragility? Edward Albee
The late playwright’s estate recently rescinded rights to his most famous play from a director who wanted to cast a black actor in his production.