Instead of feeling ashamed about our guilty pleasures, it is time to understand how they really work
Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
Ever since players tweaked the game to reflect the medieval social order, poets and writers have used chess as an allegory for love, duty, conflict and accomplishment.
The Inspector Morse prequel series reveals a less certain younger detective, finding his feet but not yet set in his ways.
Kevin Brophy's favourite detective — Kurt Wallander — has aged just ahead of him, made mistakes and lived vividly.
Lockdown increased the appetite for on-demand viewing.
Now streaming on Netflix, Dawson’s Creek brings a carnival of lost 90s moments: the job at the local video store; the grunge-lite clothing. It's welcome relief in a time of Covid.
For centuries, people largely read politicians' words. But with the advent of radio, the ability of politicians to engage and entertain became crucial components of their candidacies.
The return of actors like Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Bill & Ted's Alex Winter sees them older and wiser. Fewer role revivals remind us of character growth related to womanhood.
Directors and audiences are becoming more comfortable with male frontal nudity. But what message does it send when almost all of the penises shown aren't real?
The motion picture industry has endured a pandemic before. But the coronavirus may completely upend the old way of doing business.
The abolitionist's legacy is often molded to fit various political agendas. Yet the Brown who appears in Showtime's new miniseries is one we haven't seen before.
The pandemic pause on local children's television content has become policy. Now what for kids' TV?
The unsung heroes of screen production, storyboard artists are employed to create a shared visual script.
When it comes to TV comedy Schitt's Creek is a comfortable pair of slippers: safe and familiar.
As the Murdochs again hit the small screen in the documentary The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, it's worth considering: what is our fascination with this family?
Anaïs Nin’s erotica gets a 2020 update in this new television series.
Studios have endured pandemics and the threat of home viewing before. Will the current crisis lead to disaster or opportunity?
Two researchers viewed all the television series featuring a woman presidential figure, and a remarkably consistent pattern emerged: ambitious fictional female politicians ended up being bad leaders.
If it's escapism you're looking for, watch Schitt's Creek or The Good Place. But if you want a dirty dive that makes the real world look good by comparison, try It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.