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.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is a New Low for Hollywood
Welcome to the age of sequels that copy the original
May 01, 2014

A New New Low.

This Romantic Comedy About The Middle-Aged Isn't Just for Your Parents
March 14, 2014

Jim Broadbent is sixty-four; Lindsay Duncan is sixty-three. Plenty of us are in the same uneasy, open boat, but that serves to contradict one of the great canards of the film world.

The Strange Scholarship of Incest
February 28, 2014

The strange scholarship on genetics and incest

Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Is Dreadful, Smug, and Incoherent
February 05, 2014

There is one moment in The Monuments Men that is as sweet and pleasing as a fresh cupcake. It has a charm that is no small thing in the making of movies.

The Silly Liberal Attacks on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
January 01, 2014

Critics of "The Wolf of Wall Street" may be right about the finance business, but they are confused about art.

'Her' is the Scariest Movie of 2013
December 29, 2013

The creepy futurism of Her.

'American Hustle' Is Scorsese Played for Laughs
December 12, 2013

David O. Russell's American Hustle is little bit Martin Scorsese, a little bit Preston Sturges.

Map: Blockbuster Video Isn't Dead Yet—in Other Countries, Anyway
November 07, 2013

Blockbuster LLC, the once-ubiquitous video rental chain, will close its remaining 300 stores in the United States and end its mail DVD rental service by January 2014, parent company Dish Network Corporation said Wednesday in a press release.

America: Celebrities Can Make a Real-World Difference, But Few Do (Chart)
November 06, 2013

Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.