Kayleigh Hughes
Kayleigh writes about film, music, culture, and feelings. She comes from Columbus, Ohio but she moved to Austin for school and then stayed for the tacos. Previous jobs include romance novel editor and chocolatier.

Latest Articles

Maddy's 'Everything, Everything' Disease Is Frightening

An adaptation of Nicola Yoon's young adult novel Everything, Everything is coming to theaters soon, starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson as teens who fall in love, despite Stenberg's character Maddy having an immune deficiency disorder that re…
By Kayleigh Hughes

17 Sexy Movies Made By Women

There have been many steamy, iconic sex scenes in film history, and much of the time there's been a lot of emphasis on the female body. What there has historically been less emphasis on in these movies, however, is the female viewpoint. It turns out …
By Kayleigh Hughes

This 'Everything, Everything' Star Will Be Your New Crush

It's a really good time for fans of young adult novels, which are being adapted in Hollywood left and right. The latest of these is Everything, Everything, adapted from a 2015 YA novel of the same name, which comes out in theaters May 19. The sweet, …
By Kayleigh Hughes

12 Movies To Watch If You Love 'Master Of None'

Aziz Ansari's acclaimed comedy-romance series Master of None returns to Netflix on May 12, and it's one of the most anticipated second seasons on TV this year. The first season knocked it out of the park, fusing deep sincerity, sharp societal and cul…
By Kayleigh Hughes

'Snatched' Isn't As Far-Fetched As It Seems

Amy Schumer is back on the big screen with her second starring role, and she's accompanied by Goldie Hawn, who is also making a long-awaited return to film after starring in 2002's The Banger Sisters. Their new movie is Snatched, is about a mother an…
By Kayleigh Hughes

Gloria's Emotions Are High In The New 'OITNB' Trailer

The new trailer for Season 5 of Orange is the New Black dropped Tuesday morning, and it's a much darker trailer than those for a lot of the past seasons of the show, which makes sense given how much of a devastating and compelling note the most recen…
By Kayleigh Hughes

King Arthur's More Real Than You'd Think

The tale of King Arthur is once again being explored in a new film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, starring Charlie Hunnam and directed by Guy Ritchie. Hunnam is playing the famed King himself, and though it's a period film, separating fact from t…
By Kayleigh Hughes

17 Great Netflix Movies That Look Bad

One of the great but equally frustrating qualities of Netflix's design is that all movies are presented fairly equally. There is a loose organization based on, I am assuming, algorithms and the weather, but for the most part, you'll find Oscar-winnin…
By Kayleigh Hughes

Sylvester Stallone Approves Of 'Chuck'?

There are a lot of layers to the new wrestling biopic Chuck. The film tells the story of Chuck Wepner, who was well-known for boxing Muhammed Ali and was the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's character in Rocky. In Chuck, the focus is squarely on …
By Kayleigh Hughes

11 Movies To See If You Love 'The Handmaid's Tale'

It's hard to watch The Handmaid's Tale, but it's also just as hard to look away once you start, equally because it's freaking fantastic and because the world it depicts is horrifically relevant to our contemporary times. As of this week, four episode…
By Kayleigh Hughes

Revisit Heath Ledger's Incredible Work

The May 3 release of I Am Heath Ledger, the new documentary about the life of talented actor and filmmaker Heath Ledger, who died in 2008, has brought the actor back into the public conversation once again. The film celebrates his incredible talent a…
By Kayleigh Hughes

Ray In '3 Generations' Might Feel So Real

Many films about trans people have been based on real individuals: Eddie Redmayne played Einar Wegene in The Danish Girl, for instance, and Hillary Swank portrayed Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry. Yet Elle Fanning's Ray in 3 Generations is not based …
By Kayleigh Hughes

21 Forward-Thinking Feminist Movies

A lot of times, thinking back on movies from older generations means grappling with just how problematic they are. Tons of "classics" from decades past, if you watch them now, turn out to be pretty sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, fatphobic, …
By Kayleigh Hughes

5 Music Videos Directed By Heath Ledger

The trailer for I Am: Heath Ledger, which premieres at Tribeca Film Festival on April 23 and in select theaters May 3, opens with a slow zoom out of Ledger holding a camera to his face, taking photos. He's focused on his work, but smiling in a way th…
By Kayleigh Hughes

Bill Paxton's Role In 'The Circle' Shows His Huge Talent

It was a shock to many of us when actor Bill Paxton passed away in February due to complications from surgery. He was 61, and had a new film coming out. That movie, The Circle, starring Paxton alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, opens April 28 and t…
By Kayleigh Hughes

11 Times '90s Teen Movies Broke Your Heart

The most comforting thing in the world is curling up and watching a teen movie from the '90s that you used to love. That era feels simultaneously like it was ages ago and also yesterday, and there's something so perfectly familiar and nostalgic about…
By Kayleigh Hughes

9 Movies & TV Shows '90s Kids Need To See This Summer

Now that '90s kids are more like '90s "adults who have jobs and are wondering what happened to our weird beautiful fleeting youth," there is one pretty fantastic benefit: we get to let our nostalgia and reminiscences guide today's popular media. That…
By Kayleigh Hughes

'Free Fire' Feels Scarily Real

There's a new shootout movie in town, and it's got the Martin Scorsese seal of approval. Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, which opens April 21, was produced by Scorsese, and tells the story of two teams of criminals in 1970s Boston that meet up in a warehou…
By Kayleigh Hughes

12 Summer Movies By Women You Won't Want To Miss

This summer is going to be, to put it simply, a pretty amazing season for movies. There are lots of exciting blockbusters, bizarre and hilarious comedies, unique indie films, and intense action movies. And the best part of all is that tons of these f…
By Kayleigh Hughes

Percival's 'Lost City Of Z' Story Is A Mystery

I had so much excitement when I saw that Lost City of Z, one of the most interesting nonfiction books I've read in recent years, was being made into a movie. The book itself is a fascinating intersection of two men's stories: colonialist explorer Per…
By Kayleigh Hughes