• Backlight: Harassment Ain’t Cool

    Backlight: Harassment Ain’t Cool0

    • October 1, 2017

    Content warning: sexual abuse Well, it’s been another bleak week for sexual harassment in film and TV, but don’t lose all hope! Upcoming projects from diverse creators showcase the originality, creativity, and inclusivity that creators of colour and female creators can bring to our screens. Harry Knowles Accused Of Sexual Assault And Harassment Harry Knowles

  • The Good Fight’s Marvelous Debut

    The Good Fight’s Marvelous Debut0

    There’s no orthodoxy quite so rigid or as routinely mocked in television as the spin-off. There’s only really one of two ways they get developed: choose a supporting character from the donor show and transplant them clear across the country to a completely new environment with a brand new supporting cast and probably even a

  • Backlight: Black Films And TV Shows To Shout About

    Backlight: Black Films And TV Shows To Shout About0

    • September 10, 2017

    This week gave us lots of announcements and news on amazing projects from all over the world. We heard progress updates on a bunch of projects from black creative teams, plus exciting Oscar news and queer film trailers.

  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Is Cute But Not Great Yet

    OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Is Cute But Not Great Yet0

    OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Ian Jones-Quartey (creator), John Pham (art director), Toby Jones (supervising director) Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch, Ian Jones-Quartey, David Herman, Kate Flannery, Chris Niosi, Jim Cummings, Melissa Fahn, Robbie Daymond, Kari Wahlgren (cast) August 1, 2017 (US) It starts with a friendly intro evocative of the Pokemon cartoon theme,

  • Backlight: Women In the Director’s Chair

    Backlight: Women In the Director’s Chair0

    • September 3, 2017

    Seeing Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman turn into a huge commercial success is a special kind of schadenfreude. Superhero and other popcorn action films have been been particularly resistant to give female directors a chance, even while allowing mediocre white men to fail upwards, from mild indie successes to headlining major franchises. But it’s too easy

  • Life, Death and Motherhood: The Legacy of Orphan Black

    Life, Death and Motherhood: The Legacy of Orphan Black0

    Three women meet the man who claims to be their creator. The first worships him, accepts him as a father, and becomes his right hand–at least for the moment. The second questions him, searches through his motivations, actions and assertions until she unearths the lies he has told, and the truth of who he is.