Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
What do we do with beloved older films like Carousel that are pretty problematic by today's standards?
Seems like a significant amount of older films that are historically important/culturally significant have some serious problems in the context of today. For example, Carousel perpetuates the idea that domestic abuse is normal and okay. How are these films useful to us now– can we look back on them and appreciate them for what they are/were, or is that problematic? How should we talk about these films now?