Alissa Wilkinson writes about film, pop culture, postmodernity, and religion. Currently, she is a film critic for Vox Media. She is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. Before joining Vox, Wilkinson was the chief film critic at Christianity Today. Her work has appeared at Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vulture,, The Atlantic, Books & Culture, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Paste, and Pacific Standard. Wilkinson is an associate professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York City. She teaches criticism, cinema studies, writing, and cultural theory. She is the co-author with Robert Joustra, of "How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World." Wilkinson received her M.A. in humanities and social thought from New York University and her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Seattle Pacific University.
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Vox culture and movie mavens Alissa Wilkinson and Allegra Frank sit down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss the 92nd Academy Awards. Who will win? Who should win? And how has Netflix and the streaming industry changed the Oscars?Featuring: Allegra Frank (@LegsFrank), Associate Culture Editor at Voxand Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie), Film Critic at VoxHost: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at RecodeMore to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Vox's film critic Alissa Wilkinson joins CBS News' Jamie Wax to discuss this Sunday's 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. From Ricky Gervais returning as the show's host to no broadcast network television show being nominated in the major categories, Wilkinson and Wax make their predictions. Hear why this is the year of Adam Driver, why HBO's Succession is hoping to get some recognition and how Eddie Murphy and Taron Egerton are neck and neck. Stories are powerful vehicles for sharing values, emotions, information, and history. Everyone loves a good story! We thrive on stories great and small, from the mundane to the epic. Many of our cultural stories are passed along via the silver screen, where storytelling meets the art of presenting characters and sights and sounds in ways that affect us at our core. A good movie is a shared narrative that beckons us to partake of it together, to learn and experience something as a collective. The silver screen is both a mirror and a compass, showing us who we are and who we could be in this world that is shaped by our shared experiences. But what happens when there are some stories you do not take in with the rest of society? What happens when you are the only one who hasn’t seen the movie everyone is raving about? In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson kick off a new series titled Never Seen, exploring a collection of key movies that you might be surprised to learn have never been seen by your Persuasion hosts. To help with the series launch, movie critic Alissa Wilkinson joins the conversation to help frame up the role movies play in our lives and the power these silver screen stories can have upon us individually and collectively. Conversation touches on the shame that comes when you’ve missed a key film, to the way our movie choices are shaped by those with power in the industry, to the way older films can make us cringe based on today’s standards for equality and tolerance. Is it possible to catch up if you’ve missed an entire era of stories? Is the life of a film critic as glamorous as it seems? Should we shame people who don’t watch the same movies we do? Listen in for dialogue on issues like these, and continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook. HOSTS Erin Straza: Web / Twitter Hannah Anderson: Web / Twitter PERSUASION PODCAST Twitter: @PersuasionCAPC Instagram: @PersuasionCAPC Facebook: /Persuasioncapc Persuasion 164 Resources & Links Alissa Wilkinson Web: Twitter: @alissamarie How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, and Politics at the End of the World, co-written with Robert Joustra “Titanic is turning 20, but I just saw it for the first time. It blew my mind.” Vox Did you enjoy this episode of Persuasion? Give these a listen: The Flourishing of Black Women in Black Panther, with Kathryn Freeman Beauty and the Beast Raise a Ruckus The Incredibles Teach Us How to Be Human Theme music by Maiden Name.
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