How the Market Affects What Horror Makes it to Hollywood
August 22, 2014

Recent torture pornographers such as Eli Roth arguably have aligned themselves with 1970s American horror auteurs not only to legitimize their work but to cash in on their rebel credibility.

Twitter Grief Is Real Grief
August 19, 2014

There's nothing wrong with mourning celebrities online.

Lauren Bacall Was a Liberal Idol in a Rabidly Anti-Communist Hollywood
August 14, 2014

With her husband Humphrey Bogart, she resisted the studios' shameful blacklisting.

China's Millennial Literary Rivals Are Now Battling at the Box Office Too
August 13, 2014

Meet the two men fighting for the ears of China's youth.

This Was Robin Williams's Best Non-Comedic Performance
August 11, 2014

The comedian, who died Monday at the age of 63, was just as good in his serious roles, shorn of his marvelous manic vaudeville.

James Franco's Utterly Misguided Adaptation of Cormac McCarthy
July 30, 2014

What happens when a selfie-addicted celebrity takes on the darkest of American masters?

Philip Seymour Hoffman Is Haunting in His Last Major Role
July 28, 2014

'A Most Wanted Man' showcases the actor's uncompromising talent.

Woody Allen's Worst Film Yet
July 22, 2014

After Blue Jasmine, his latest is a major disappointment. 

What Brought Us to the Planet of the Apes?
July 10, 2014

Darwinism? Race relations? Sex?

'Boyhood' Is a Stunning Experiment in Filming Time
July 09, 2014

The result perfectly captures the essence of childhood.