A new report disputes the heritage claims of Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather. A scholar explains why scrutiny over alleged ethnic fraud is essential.
By slapping Chris Rock during an internationally televised awards ceremony, Will Smith demonstrated that chivalry is not dead. But was that the protection Jada Pinckett Smith wanted or needed?
Women in films are often damsels in distress. Psychology shows such representations can impact how people feel about violence and gender roles in real life.
Until Black women can wear their hair how they want without risk of ridicule, reprimand or termination, a joke targeting Black hair is no laughing matter.
In this special edition of ‘Don’t Call Me Resilient,’ we chat about how “the slap heard around the world” is part of a layered story of racism, sexism, power and performance.
It’s refreshing to see disabled actors in disabled roles, but can’t the academy acknowledge films that highlight disability without falling into stereotypical representations?
The Power of the Dog may have lead the pack when it came to nominations, but the big winner of the night was the understated CODA.
No longer restricted to the best international feature film, foreign-language movies are nominated in several categories this year.
Despite efforts to diversify the film industry, the Oscars awards ceremony demonstrates how far Hollywood has come – and how far it still has to go.
Critics who are irritated by a lack of an apparent villain in ‘Encanto’ need to take a closer look at the effects of colonial displacement.
There are not many strong contenders for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Our expert picks his winner and names a couple of blockbusters that didn’t make the grade.
A provocative short film about a woman and her dog, Bestia highlights the impunity enjoyed by Chile’s military and politicians
Narrative gaps and atmospheric touches in Jane Campion’s masterful neo-western draw viewers in to piece together connections.
Animation allowed the makers of Flee to tell a story that challenges the pervasive narrative of it means to be a refugee
A tide of ‘the feels’ buoyed the underdog documentary to an Oscar win – but the local industry will need to focus on where international gains are most needed.
Second-generation storytellers are being candid about challenges and benefits of creative careers in the face of family hopes or fears, or societal resistance to hearing marginalized narratives.
After the embarrassment of #OscarsSoWhite in 2015, is this a new normal for Hollywood?
This year, with shrinking audiences and pandemic restrictions, there was a bitter irony in the fact women won more Oscars, across new and highly visible categories, than ever before.
Soo Yong’s career, particularly when contrasted with Anna May Wong’s, shows how Hollywood and Chinese popular culture aimed to depict Chinese women amid shifting Chinese-American relationships.
Relying on familiar stereotypes and images can make us miss this critical opportunity to reshape the ways in which Asian women are viewed as individuals and artists.