'Big Little Lies' take on modern masculinity deserves some Emmys.

The miniseries’ name not only captures the reality of nine months with Donald Trump in charge, but the show’s women-centric critique of white men in power feels like a necessary counter to the culture he oversees and perpetuates.

#OscarsSoWhite, It Hired Jimmy Kimmel To Host

Yes, this year's Oscar nominees are more diverse. But why go with white mediocrity for the hosting gig? W hen Chris Rock hosted the Academy Awards in 2016, he became the first person of color in over a decade to stand at the center of the most watched non-sports event on television.

Donald Trump in "La La Land": Retro romance is seductive - and encourages a yearning for a less beautiful past

When it comes to the movies, Donald Trump's tastes are far from surprising. He's a big fan of widely-heralded hits like "Citizen Kane," "The Godfather" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and has at times expressed admiration for gaudy action flicks like " Bloodsport" and " Goldfinger."

How to Hurt Like a Man

On growing up Muslim in America, worshipping an indistinct ideal of manhood. I was an uncomfortably shy twelve-year-old, dealing with a stubborn new mustache, perpetually crooked glasses, and this growing feeling that - because of my religion and the way I looked in my brown skin, in my off-brand basketball shorts, with my wavy black hair, and my meek, cracking voice - I didn't belong.

Reveling in the darkness: "True Detective," "Game of Thrones" and the missing critique in TV's cult of gritty realism

"True Detective" writer Nic Pizzolatto has described the ending to his first season as an attempt to show audiences that men like Rust Cohle and Marty Hart can, after "passing through the eye of the needle in the heart of darkness," indeed grow.

Why a Black 'Annie' Is So Significant

It's still rare for a mass-market movie to put a person of color in the lead role, and it's increasingly clear that Hollywood's history of exclusion hurts everyone. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > "It's the hard knock life for us ...

When White Lives Matter Most - Endless Magazine

Late in No Escape, the new thriller from director John Erick Dowdle, the white American protagonist, Jack Dwyer (played by Owen Wilson), is on a rooftop chatting with a white man named Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), while they hide from the angry mob of local Southeast Asian men intent on killing them.

The Topics Dystopian Films Won't Touch

Movies like The Hunger Games imagine society's present problems getting worse-except for sexism and racism, which magically disappear in the future. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Since the release of The Hunger Games in 2012, dystopian cinema has enjoyed sustained interest in American culture.

"Boyhood" and Race

Extraordinary as it is, Richard Linklater's film avoids the topic of race in ways that are all too common for its genre, for Hollywood, and for America. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > To hear critics tell it, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is the most celebrated film of 2014 in large part because everyone can relate to it.