Author Archives: Sabrina Cognata

Since When is Consent in Film Unsexy?

love and basketball“When people say #MeToo movement threatens ‘Sexy Hollywood Movies’ it really threatens the broad spectrum of what sexy can be,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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“Saturday Night Fever”: A Problematic Classic in Film History

saturday night feverSaturday Night Fever celebrated its 40th anniversary last month and while the film is considered iconic, it’s storyline may be much more problematic than viewers may recall. Sabrina Cognata takes a look at the movie that made John Travolta a star and its darker, cultural impact.

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Seth Meyers Kills It As Golden Globes Host By Knowing When Not To Talk

seth meyers 2“A special hello to hosts of other upcoming awards shows who are watching me tonight like the first dog they shot into outer space,” said Golden Globes host Seth Meyers as he delivered one of the strongest and well-received monologues in recent memory.

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Top 10 Women on the Big Screen in 2017

top womenIt’s been a great year for women on screen, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do! As Hollywood continues to take baby steps in showing greater representations of women, Sabrina Cognata takes a look back at some of the best women in film from 2017.

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“Godless” Tells a New Tale of Women in the Wild West

godless michelle dockery“In a lot of ways, [Godless] took some huge leaps forward in terms of female characters and character development, even if it wasn’t everything I needed it to be they were still necessary and wonderful steps forward,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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“Friends” Character Ross Geller Is the #NotAllMen Prototype

ross-gellerFriends isn’t just the quintessential 90’s sitcom, it also defines the annoying nice-guy/bad-guy archetype through Ross Geller,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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The Mark of the Whore: How HBO Needs to Reexamine the Female Characters in “Deadwood”

deadwood womenWith the exciting announcement of a Deadwood revival inching towards production, Sabrina Cognata highlights successes and failures of female characters in the original series.

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Hollywood’s Serial Sexual Offenders, and Why the First Step Towards Societal Change Is Admitting We Have a Problem

Louis CK“This town has run on sexism for decades, but I can see that the collective tolerance for that power dynamic has run its course. As more men confess their crimes, and they are crimes, we’ll have real proof that we’re evolving,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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