Casey is a Film Features Writer here at Bustle. She enjoys sci-fi, feminism, fairy tales, Disney, Star Trek, and other nerdy things. She also writes for Women and Hollywood.

Here’s Who’s Behind The Mask In The New ‘Halloween’

If you haven't seen the gazillion (OK, 11) movies in the Halloween franchise, don't worry, you really only have to have seen the original 1978 slasher flick in order to understand what's going on in the new Halloween movie. And even if you didn't…
By Casey Cipriani

Why 'The Conners' Is Even More Enjoyable — And More Relevant — Without Roseanne

A large swath of Tuesday night's audience for the premiere of ABC's Roseanne spinoff likely tuned in to see how Roseanne Barr was written off The Conners. When the rebooted series was canceled earlier this year due to Barr's racist tweets, then…
By Casey Cipriani

What It Was Really Like Playing Thackery Binx In ‘Hocus Pocus’

There's absolutely no doubt that Disney's Hocus Pocus has become a Halloween classic in the 25 years since its debut. Though the movie, which tells the tale of three 17th-century witches brought back to life 300 years later, came out in the dead of…
By Casey Cipriani

13 Funny Scary Movies To Stream Now If Straight Horror Is Just Too Much For You

I absolutely love Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays of the year, and I never pass up a chance to watch a good funny Halloween movie, hit up a costume party, or bake a sweet treat decorated with the night's signature orange and black…
By Casey Cipriani

‘First Man’ Suggests That Male Emotional Repression Is Why Neil Armstrong Made It To The Moon

Spoilers ahead for the movie. There's a lot of tight-lipped stoicism in Damien Chazelle's First Man, which stars Ryan Gosling as legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong. One would expect that the depiction of NASA's early missions be laden with intense…
By Casey Cipriani

Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Character Is Basically The Anti-“Manic Pixie Dreamgirl”

The story of A Star Is Born has been told before. The latest version, which opened this past weekend and stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, is the fourth film iteration of the tale. (Fifth if you count 1932's What Price Hollywood? as direct…
By Casey Cipriani

12 Movies With Kick-Butt Women To Watch When You’re Feeling Powerless

Last week was a rough week for women, and this coming week will probably be the same. With the FBI now investigating Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, his accusers will have to tell their stories over again. (The nominee maintains his…
By Casey Cipriani

8 Documentaries Coming Out Later This Year That Everyone Should Watch

There have been some phenomenally intriguing documentaries released in 2018, so far. The Mister Rogers doc Won't You Be My Neighbor contributed to our summer of happiness. We learned all about killer robots in Do You Trust This Computer, rock star…
By Casey Cipriani

This Meghan Markle Scene From The New Queen Elizabeth Doc Is A Sweet Royal Wedding Throwback

There's no question that Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year marked a new era for the British monarchy. Much has been written about how the addition of a biracial, divorced, American actor to the royal family symbolizes a more…
By Casey Cipriani

Why ‘Dark Phoenix’ Is The Cathartic Release Of Female Rage We Need Right Now

Like so many other women today, I'm feeling incredibly angry. Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where the testimony of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was heard, left many women…
By Casey Cipriani

This Is The One Movie Every Woman Needs To See This October

It's not often that movies directed by women, written by women, or even about women make their way into awards season conversations. So if a movie on the horizon hits those three targets, it's only natural that we'd want to celebrate it — and such…
By Casey Cipriani

This New Doc About NASA Is A Must-See For Any Outer Space Junkie

Sixty years ago, the formation of NASA — the National Aeronautics and Space Administration — launched humanity into space. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the agency into existence and President John F. Kennedy ignited the fire that would…
By Casey Cipriani

The New Gilda Radner Doc Shows How The Comedy Icon Inspired Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph & More

Gilda Radnor was a comedy legend who has influenced countless comedic actors, male and female alike. Yet as the first person cast for Saturday Night Live in 1975, she effortlessly solidified a place for women in comedy for decades to come. She…
By Casey Cipriani

This New Movie Nails What It's Like To Be A Woman Breaking Into A Male-Dominated Industry

Breaking into any male-dominated profession comes with its own unique set of struggles. Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard women try to find equality or move up in our fields, we're often considered token hires, not taken seriously enough,…
By Casey Cipriani

This Underrated Horror Movie Is The Perfect Flick To Stream This Spooky Season

Horror movies can be a year-round pleasure, but there's something about the Halloween season that brings out our desire to scare ourselves with a fun movie. But thankfully, Halloween flicks don't all have to be terrifying. Some can be fun family…
By Casey Cipriani

9 Terrifying Movies About Growing Up Female, Because We All Know That's Grounds For Horror

Female adolescence and the horror genre have always been a match made in heaven, or hell, if you prefer. Coming-of-age tales of girls blossoming into womanhood or simply dealing with the unknown aspects of growing up and into their own bodies make…
By Casey Cipriani

This Heartbreaking New Netflix Doc Highlights The Importance Of Female Sexual Education

In Bukavu, a city in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a place where women who've suffered brutal rapes at the hands of violent militias can find safety, comfort, and recovery. The new Netflix documentary City of Joy,…
By Casey Cipriani

The Reason Summer 2018's Movies Have Made You So Happy Is Simple — They've Let You Escape

Are you feeling happier this summer? If so, it might be because of the movies. The summer of 2018 has had quite a few hits in different genres, but the films people are talking about the most have one major thing in common: they're really damn…
By Casey Cipriani

This New Tech Documentary Says We're Totally Unprepared For The Upcoming Robot Apocalypse

An early moment in the new documentary Do You Trust This Computer? is actually a shot from the Terminator franchise. Human skulls and bones rest among dust and ashes as the robotic soldiers of Skynet march through the remains of an apocalyptic war.…
By Casey Cipriani

People Cannot Stop Obsessing Over These 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' Moments

Netflix's new teen rom-com To All The Boys I've Loved Before premiered last Friday, and since its release, it's totally swept fans up in a love fest. Basically, if you weren't out seeing Crazy Rich Asians, you were home watching To All The Boys for…
By Casey Cipriani