Film

Why 'Selma' Didn't Win Best Picture
February 21, 2015

No, it had nothing to do with the acting or script.

Why Do So Many Women "Act Ugly" in Pursuit of an Oscar?
From 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf' to 'Gone Girl.'
February 18, 2015

Within the past 15 years, a number of actresses have all taken home gold statuettes for roles that not only stripped them of their Hollywood trappings, but rendered them unrecognizable.

This Oscar-Nominated Biopic Is An Act of Anachronistic Class Warfare
February 17, 2015

Mike Leigh's movie confuses art with politics.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Wants You to Kneel and Submit to Income Inequality
February 17, 2015

The film abuses BDSM culture to shill for capitalism.

Estonia's Oscar Nominee, 'Tangerines,' Is The Anti-'American Sniper'
February 13, 2015

In 'Tangerines,' war is about how many people you don't kill.

'50 Shades of Grey' Is More Like an Episode of 'The Bachelor' Than It Is Like Porn
February 12, 2015

Christian Grey knows exactly how to seduce Anastasia, even as she says nothing.

I Spent Four Years Trying to Get My Book Optioned for a Movie. All I Got Were Two Belgian Waffles.
The first thing the producer said to me: “We’re gonna get you out of that studio apartment.”
February 11, 2015

The first thing the producer said to me: “We’re gonna get you out of that studio apartment.”

Oscar-Nominated 'Timbuktu' Shows the Terrors of Life Under Islamist Extremism
February 09, 2015

For the characters of "Timbuktu," religious extremism isn't a news segment, but everyday life.

The Oscar-Nominated Film Hollywood Loves, But the Russian Government Hates
February 08, 2015

Oscar-nominated 'Leviathan' shows the Russian state from the perspective of those trapped inside it.

Creative Destruction
Is it still possible to survive as an artist in America?
February 04, 2015

Is it still possible to survive as an artist in America?

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