Movies

The Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes

The Cinematic Populism of Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes has revolutionized how people watch movies - much to the chagrin of the industry's figureheads.
A photo of an operating room during surgery

The Transplant Scenario in Fiction and Film

Fictional representations of organ transplant scenarios offer valuable insights into the real-world practice.
A photo of a coconut on a deserted beach

Lord of the Flies and the Ethics of Genderbending Film Adaptations

William Golding's classic novel will be soon be remade in movie form - only, this time, the people trapped on the island will all be girls.
A black-and-white photo of a movie theatre during a film.

Gender Segregation: Empowering or Exclusive?

Does creating women-only spaces help or hurt the advancement of gender equality?

Are Superhero Films Truly Diversifying?

Marvel and DC may have diversified their comic book characters, but that has yet to translate to the film industry.

Split and the Portrayal of Disassociative Identity Disorder

Split's depiction of Disassociative Identity Disorder sparks questions of portraying a mental illness about which little is known.

Hollywood Needs Diverse Directors

Hollywood needs more diverse directors in order to be a truly inclusive industry.

Arrival, Nietzsche and Choosing Your Life

If you were to see the triumphs and misfortunes of your life unfold ahead of you, would you choose to experience it?

Me Before You: Portraying Euthanasia in Film

Me Before You depicts the voluntary euthanasia of a disabled man, but time-limited film may not be the best medium in which to portray complicated ethical issues.

Disney’s Moana and Cultural Appropriation

While Disney's upcoming film Moana has potential to change industry standards, Disney also runs the risk of profiting off of inaccurately representing Polynesian culture.