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Kayla Cotter


El Vez is Philly’s Go–To Classic, Loud, and Lively Mexican Joint.

As Philly’s Mexican food scene grows, Stephen Starr’s El Vez remains a cheerful and consistent crowd-pleaser. 

Why the DC Extended Universe Can't Be Saved

Batgirl and The Flash aren't the first comic book heroes the DCEU has failed.

The Sandman: Like most dreams, forgettable

Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' is one of his most ambitious titles. Unfortunately, the Netflix series isn't ambitious enough. 

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and the Court of Public Opinion

In the case of Depp v. Heard, social media reached a verdict long before the jury did.

Does Disney+'s Acquisition of "Dancing with the Stars" Foreshadow the Death of Broadcast TV?

ABC's ratings problem is about to get a lot worse.

In Memory of Philadelphia's Forgotten Movie Theaters

Movie theaters have never been exempt from the changing entertainment industry. 

Google Chrome Extension SignUp Fights to Make Movies Deaf–Accessible

As Deaf representation in film grows, we must ensure these movies are within reach. 

The Monkey and The Elephant Doesn't Just Have Coffee, It Has Heart

This Philly non–profit redefines the 3Cs: coffee, cause, and community.

A World–Class Creative Team Can't Save 'The Batman' from Subpar Writing

The only thing that isn't perfect about the superhero's latest reboot is its writing. 

Bent Button Vice President Kota Yamamoto Talks Turning His Hobbies into Tangible Results

How this Wharton sophomore is developing his creativity at Penn's premier filmmaking club

Should Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther Be Recast?

The late actor started T'Challa's legacy. It shouldn't end with him too.

Living in the Past: The Rise of De–Aging Technology in Hollywood

When it comes to banking off of nostalgia, the film industry has more tools at its disposal than ever.

How Disney is Subverting the Fairytale Narrative

Lately, Disney's animated features are highlighting family over romance. 

For Ejun Hong, Animation is a Means of Self–Discovery

This Penn first–year tells powerful stories through her dreamlike animations.

M. Night Shyamalan's Brilliant Direction Shines in the Season Three Premiere of 'Servant'

The hit–or–miss director hits it big with this Apple TV production. 

How Betty White Crossed Generational Borders

Reflecting on the comedy legend’s prolific career

A Look Back on Stephen Sondheim's Finest Works

A tribute to the late composer’s impressive career

‘Eternals’ Falls Victim to the Marvel Formula

Marvel’s latest effort shows why it’s time to redefine the superhero genre.

PAFA’s New Exhibit Highlights the Female Gaze

'Joan Semmel: Skin in the Game' depicts sexuality through a feminist lens. 

These Four Films are Touching Odes to Journalism

Reflecting on the films that pay tribute to the underappreciated art form of journalism
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