Robyn Bahr


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  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    A stylized painting of Woody Allen, a golden gun to his forehead, stares down at Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) in the astonishing third episode of Girls’ final season. She’s seated in the study of a best-selling wunderkind novelist, planted in the ...

  • When you can conjure up only two or three prominent examples of black female physicians in our popular culture, it's a safe bet that something's wrong with the reality that fiction often reflects. Beyond ShondaLand and Doc McStuffins, a...

  • When was the last time you saw a steamy love scene (or even a cinematic romance at all) between two men of Asian descent? Director Raymond Yeung confronts this question in his sexy, ambitious comic drama Front Cover, which stars Jake Choi...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    25 years ago, Annie Leibovitz stunned America with her infamous portrait of Demi Moore — nude, bronzed, seven months pregnant — on the cover of Vanity Fair. The image of Moore's proud, bare body, heavy with child and unmistakably erotic, meant tha...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    If mid-century pulp and noir gave us the cynical, quippy hardboiled detective, then Peak TV has given birth to its successor: the charbroiled cop, a bitter, corrupt, philandering, violent, addicted, nihilistic or just psychotic contemporary crime ...

  • If you've paid any attention to the news in the last 20 years, little of Charles Ferguson's glossy climate-change documentary Time to Choose will come as a shock. The horrors of the coal industry, the decimation of the rain forests, the...


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