Film & TV

Bingeable Telenovelas for Every Kind of TV Fan

For proper, neverending on–screen drama, check out these Spanish–language TV series. 

by ANA WEST

‘The End of the F***ing World’ and the Art of Black Comedy

This bite–sized Netflix series takes on a tricky genre with humor and heart.

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

When Unconventional Filmmaking Works

Taking risks in production can elevate a movie beyond a simple gimmick. 

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

Independent Filmmakers at Penn: Justin Lee, Ari Lewis, and Mary Osunlana

Three student–filmmakers discuss the origins of their passion and their future plans.

by JONNELL BURKE

'American Crime Story' gets a Makeover

'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' is another great addition to Ryan Murphy’s television empire.

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

What TV Gets Wrong about Mental Illness

Mental health storylines demand nuance and honesty.

by ANA WEST

'A Wrinkle In Time' Represents Young People Right

Critics of the new children’s movie are missing the point.

by ANA WEST

Is the "Oscar Curse" Real?

Examining the idea that an Academy Award is a career–killer for young actors.

by JENNIFER CULLEN

Strong Black Leads in TV History

A look back on leading men and women through the decades.

by ANA WEST

An Exploration of Third Cinema and Activism

Can film be utilized for revolutionary politics?

by AVNEET RANDHAWA

The 2018 Oscars Drinking Game

Celebrate 90 years of cinema the right way.

by ANDREAS PAVLOU

Five Historical Dramas to See Before Black History Month Ends

These acclaimed films shine a light on African–American history, revisiting the narratives we know.

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

What's Rotten About Rotten Tomatoes

What “Certified Fresh” actually means—and why it matters.

by ANA WEST

Just How Great is 'The Great British Bake Off'?

'Cupcake Wars' can't compete with this.  

by AVNEET RANDHAWA

Deconstructing Diversity in this Year's 'Best Director' Nominations

The Oscars aren't doing enough for diversity in Hollywood.

by NAOMI ELEGANT

Spiciest Winter Olympics Moments

Very meme–able moments from the Winter Games.

by SHINYOUNG HAILEY NOH

'High Maintenance' and the Making of a Neighborhood

This HBO miniseries takes the whirlwind of NYC and makes it (somehow) friendly. 

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

Stuck in Reading: Effecting Social Change through TV

Penn alum's proposed pilot aims to revitalize a fading city.

by SHINYOUNG HAILEY NOH

Old–School Movie Musicals to Fall In Love With

Take a look at the old standards that inspired modern hits.

by ANA WEST

Listen to This: 'Atlanta' Soundtrack Highlights

Get hyped for Atlanta season two, premiering March 1.

by PAUL LITWIN

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