Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

Richard Wei Semus muses on representations of the contemporary cowboy in Chloé Zhao’s film "The Rider" and Mitski's album "Be the Cowboy."

Bumblebee’s Bungled Politics, Or: John Cena as Metaphor

Niv M. Sultan reviews "Bumblebee," the latest film in the Transformers franchise.

The Undeserving Favourite

Grace Hadland critiques Yorgos Lanthimos's representation of queerness in his newest film "The Favourite."

Pop Mythos Meets Terrorism in Vox Lux

Natalia Winkelman assesses the role of violence in pop stardom in Brady Corbet's "Vox Lux."

An Inconvenient Animal: Rodents of Unusual Size

Lewis Page reviews the new PBS documentary, "Rodents of Unusual Size," about the invasive nutria species of Louisiana.

Fantastic Beasts and Muggles: Antihumanism in Rowling’s Wizarding World

Dina Khapaeva explores anti-humanism within JK Rowling's latest additions to the Harry Potter saga.

A Letter to Alfonso Cuarón from Srećko Horvat

Srećko Horvat writes an admiring letter to Alfonso Cuarón, writer and director of the film "Roma."