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.
It drove the powerful as crazy as the powerless. And it hasn't changed.
How Hollywood Gave Up on the Detective Story
June 09, 2014
Did Chinatown doom the private eye?
The Normal Heart and Dallas Buyers Club are ushering in a new kind of AIDS film, one that is finally willing to mount a damning indictment of our government's negligence.
Slavery Is Having a Hollywood Moment. What About the Rest of Black History in America?
January 20, 2014
Why are we still waiting for a great film about Martin Luther King Jr.?
Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood
January 17, 2014
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail.
The Cobainification of David Foster Wallace
December 16, 2013
Don't let Hollywood ruin the legacy of David Foster Wallace.
Cahiers du Reagan
December 01, 2013
The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election
Hollywood's Animal-Cruelty Problem Must Look Familiar to the NFL and U.S. Military
November 25, 2013
Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime.
Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.