Film

China's Millennial Literary Rivals Are Now Battling at the Box Office Too
Which young author-turned-director speaks more to China's youth?
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
What happens when a selfie-addicted celebrity takes on the darkest of American masters
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
'A Most Wanted Man' showcases the actor's uncompromising talent
July 28, 2014

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

Woody Allen's Worst Film Yet
The charming 'Blue Jasmine' seems very much in the past
July 22, 2014

After Blue Jasmine, his latest is a major disappointment. 

What Brought Us to the Planet of the Apes?
The long and messy history of hominids in film
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.

Americans Think Africa Is One Big Wild Animal Reserve
Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent
July 08, 2014

Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent.

One of The Best Films About World War I Deserves to Make a Comeback
Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts
June 27, 2014

Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts.

'Snowpiercer' is a Post-Apocalyptic Action Movie That's Actually Fun
Life has become extinct, save for an impassioned locomotive
June 24, 2014

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho plus Tilda Swinton equals magic. 

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