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.

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

The Ed Sheeran Documentary 'Songwriter' Undoes Everything You Think You Know About His Songs

The opening scene of Songwriter, an intimate new documentary about Ed Sheeran, finds the Grammy-winning musician sitting on a tour bus in his pajamas. As the bus is drives through the night, Sheeran plucks away on his guitar and a melody bursts…
By Casey Cipriani

12 Movies Out Later This Year That You Need To See With Your Bestie

Female friendships can be some of the most defining relationships of our lives. From our own siblings, to our childhood best friends, to our college roommates, to the friends we may make as adults, the women in our lives often end up as the most…
By Casey Cipriani

Why The Oscars' New "Popular Film" Category Could End Up Badly Hurting Women

Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that they were implementing some changes to the annual Oscars. The first major adjustment was that the ceremony's TV broadcast would be cut off at three hours max, meaning…
By Casey Cipriani

7 Movie Musicals Coming Out Soon That'll Have You Singing Along To The Soundtrack

Ever since the film adaptation of the stage musical Chicago won Best Picture at the Oscars back in 2003, movie musicals have had a resurgence of the kind not seen since their 1950s heyday. And it's not just adaptations of stage shows that have been…
By Casey Cipriani

'Christopher Robin' Isn't Just A Nostalgia Trip, But A Necessary Lesson In Self-Care

For many of us millennials, being overworked, underpaid, stressed out, and depressed is, unfortunately, the norm. We're expected to be on call at every hour because of the ubiquity of smartphones, and we're afraid to take vacation lest someone…
By Casey Cipriani

8 Romantic Movies Out This Fall That Are Perfect For Snuggling Up

The fall season is right in front of us, and so are some of the best movies of the year. Since we need to pile on a few more layers as the seasons change, and have to trade our sandals in for flats, it's natural to want to get a little warmer by…
By Casey Cipriani

This New Doc About Orthodox Jewish Women Saving Lives Is So Thought-Provoking

When you don't live within a sheltered religious community, it's hard to imagine that a simple decision like calling an ambulance when there's a medical emergency could be wrought with hesitation. But for Hasidic Jewish women in Borough Park,…
By Casey Cipriani

The New Movie 'Puzzle' Takes On Toxic Masculinity In A Surprisingly Moving Way

Spoilers ahead. Movies about women finding their voice, breaking free of stereotypes, and feeling empowered are always inspiring. But even better is when a film goes one step further by not only showing women learning a thing or two, but featuring…
By Casey Cipriani

10 Movies Based On True Stories Out This Fall That Already Sound So, So Exciting

The fall movie season is in bloom, and as we all know, the last few months of the year pre-awards season are when some of the best movies come out. From actors delivering powerhouse performances to filmmakers putting out sweeping stories, everyone's…
By Casey Cipriani

This New Netflix Doc About The Medical Device Industry Is Terrifyingly Eye-Opening

As patients, we go into a doctor's office expecting that they have the best intentions and that the medical industry is in the service of the people its designed to treat. And if we're having surgery, we expect that everything from the devices used…
By Casey Cipriani

This New True Crime Doc Is A Terrifying Look At A Serial Killer Who Targeted Young Black Women

Recent shows and podcasts like NPR's Serial and Netflix's Making a Murderer may have reignited the current obsession with true crime, but one network has been on the case for over two decades. The Investigation Discovery channel has magnified some…
By Casey Cipriani

These Sci-Fi Movies Coming Out This Fall Look So Spooky & You're Gonna Want To See Them All

2018 has been one of the most impressive years to date for science-fiction movies. With hits like the female-led Annihilation, Steven Spielberg's fun Ready Player One, and the loads of comic book-inspired hits, movies that embrace the future, its…
By Casey Cipriani

12 Eye-Opening Documentaries Streaming Now That Will Make You See The World Differently

Since America has the most advanced health care system in the world — or so we have been told — we expect that the drugs and devices we put into our bodies go through rigorous testing and only end up on the market if they're absolutely safe. Yet…
By Casey Cipriani

The One Detail In 'Hocus Pocus' You Missed That Is Totally Cringe-Worthy Now

Many of us have heard the term "Christmas in July," but how about Halloween in July? That's exactly what Disney had in mind when it released everyone's favorite nostalgic witch romp Hocus Pocus on July 16, 1993. Now that the movie is celebrating its…
By Casey Cipriani

How 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Is Rewriting Royal History To Make It More Feminist

Going into any historical film, audiences know that they always have to take things with a grain of salt. Not everything on screen is going to be the absolute truth of a story, and history can be rewritten in any number of ways to make a movie more…
By Casey Cipriani

'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Answers One Of Fans' Most Burning Qs

Major spoilers ahead for Ant-Man and The Wasp. The latest addition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on one of the franchise's most fun characters: Paul Rudd's Ant-Man. And thankfully, Ant-Man and The Wasp also devotes a shared title credit…
By Casey Cipriani

What That Huge 'Ant-Man 2' Scene With Ghost & Janet Actually Means

Spoilers for Ant-Man and The Wasp ahead. Ever since half of the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe disappeared at the end of The Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been wondering how their favorite characters are eventually going to come…
By Casey Cipriani

Here's The Major Way That 'Ant-Man 2' Is Connected To 'Avengers 4'

Major spoilers ahead for Ant-Man and The Wasp. The first Ant-Man introduced audiences to the concept of the Quantum Realm, a sub-atomic level of reality in which time and space no longer follow known rules. Over the years, the Avengers movies…
By Casey Cipriani

All The 'Avengers 4' Theories About Ant-Man You Need To Know About

Major spoilers ahead for Ant-Man and The Wasp. When Avengers: Infinity War premiered earlier in 2018, fans of Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) were wondering why the quick-witted, bug-sized superhero wasn't in the movie at all. Eventually, someone…
By Casey Cipriani