Film Features

Film

Mother Martyr: Sarah Connor & ‘The Terminator’

Sarah Connor’s body and behavior remake what movies think a mother is.

Read More »
Film

Motherhood as a Question: ‘The Worst Person in the World’ (Feature)

A child makes the world feel new, and that new feeling feels really good. But you can find that feeling in lots of different ways.

Read More »
Film

The Sublime Softness of Rising Out of History: Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters of the Dust’ & Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ (Feature)

Nevertheless, there still exists a resistance within the confines of the creative industry that continuously stunts opportunities for racial equality; for it seems we have not listened to Dash’s nor Beyoncé’s pleas for justice.

Read More »
Film

Daunting Hurdles & Parenthood Norms in ‘C’Mon C’mon’ & ‘Kajillionaire’ (Feature)

From all the fears and concerns of becoming first-time parents, Mills and July created profoundly hopeful movies.

Read More »

Most Recent

Film

Welcome to the Romcomassaince Era (Feature)

There is nothing more indulgent than giving in to the trappings of a romantic comedy. A good romantic comedy should hold within it all of the things that make us maintain our love affair with movies: stories about people who act and talk and feel like us, placed in situations that remind us of how beautiful life can be if we just go for it.

Read More »
Reviews

The Lakers are in their Fleabag Era: ‘Winning Time’ (Review)

While the series has yet to show an actual game, Winning Time’s first three episodes make me question how, in fact, the Lakers actually pulled together all these dynamic personalities and became a highly successful team.

Read More »
TV

‘Better Call Saul’ Power Rankings — “Black & Blue” (Feature)

With only three episodes left, the characters in ‘Better Call Saul’ find themselves deeply entangled in the messes they make for themselves.

Read More »
TV

How Kim Wexler Became the Enigma Driving ‘Better Call Saul’ (Feature)

Like many other characters in the Breaking Bad universe, Kim’s moral devolution occurs with a series of small choices that have consequences she cannot come back from.

Read More »

Stay in Touch

close

SIGN UP TO THE SCREEN SPECK NEWSLETTER TO RECEIVE ALL OF THE LATEST FEATURES, NEWS, AND UPDATES RIGHT IN YOUR INBOX!

We don’t spam!