Ana West



What's Rotten About Rotten Tomatoes

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

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When Netflix Gets Creepy With Your Viewing Habits

Who is watching you while you’re watching?

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Are Inclusion Riders Hollywood's Future?

Frances McDormand joins the fight for diversity in film—but can inclusion riders win it?


What TV Gets Wrong about Mental Illness

Mental health storylines demand nuance and honesty.

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Feminist Film Theory and the Rom–Com

A feminist take on everyone's favorite love stories.

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Old–School Movie Musicals to Fall In Love With

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


Street's Guide to Special Events at the Ritz Theaters

If mainstream cinema isn't your thing, take a trip to Old City.


The Spiciest Documentaries On Netflix

Cults, nuns, drag queens, and more take center stage in documentaries that you can stream right now.

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'6 Balloons' Is a Gritty Story of Addiction and Love

Netflix's new indie film shows how drug dependence complicates family bonds.


What Penn Could Learn From Crazy Ex–Girlfriend

Chasing your dreams might not be the best idea.

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Trump Was the Star of Late Night Comedy in 2017

How late night comedians tackled Trump.

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Cinemug is Philly's Coffee and Film Paradise

How the extinction of movie–rental shops gave birth to South Philly’s hidden cinephile cafe. 

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Movies to Get You Through the Last Month of School

Whether you're dreaming of home or an exotic getaway, Street's got you covered. 


Strong Black Leads in TV History

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

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'A Wrinkle In Time' Represents Young People Right

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

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'Queer Eye': New, Raw, and Necessary

Why we need the ‘Queer Eye’ reboot now more than ever.


Reconciling Personal Politics with the 'Roseanne' Reboot

How I tried, and failed, to hate the newest iteration of the iconic comedy show.


Mystery TV Shows That Will Make You Want to Call Your Mom

Crime dramas that will make you think, feel, and shiver.


Street Picks from Philly SpringFest 2018

An LGBT drama, the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and heaps of social commentary—head to Center City next weekend for all of these and more. 


Bingeable Telenovelas for Every Kind of TV Fan

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

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The Strange Story Of 'The Cloverfield Paradox'

Could Netflix's surprise announcement change the way movies are released?

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Shamelessly Bad Movies to Watch During the Award Season Slump

Butter churning, murder, teen pregnancies, and more.

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What makes Netflix's Terrace House the Only Real Reality TV Show?

The show is subtle, surprisingly deep, and definitely not normal.

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