Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.
'Captain Phillips' Will Pummel You Into Submission
October 10, 2013
Paul Greengrass could make the most mundane human activity—slouching in a work cubicle, napping in a hammock—feel dramatic.
A Jolly Good Fellini
October 09, 2013
Like most autobiographical works Federico Fellini's scintillating new film 8 ½ reveals something more than its author intended. Begin with the title.
A New Spielberg; and Others.
October 09, 2013
Steven Spielberg has made his own Holocaust museum.
Hollywood Is in Trouble, and We're All Going to Pay
August 12, 2013
It's been a tough summer for the film industry. A number of high profile films have tanked at the box office, and even Steven Spielberg—the man commonly assumed to have birthed the blockbuster era—is predicting the "implosion" of Hollywood.
Johnny Depp's Delusions About Why 'The Lone Ranger' Flopped
August 06, 2013
Variety has a horrifying article—"horrifying" because of the levels of self-deception and insanity it depicts—about The Lone Ranger, the biggest catastrophe of Hollywood's summer.
The End of Leading Men
August 05, 2013
American men aren’t sure what it means to be an American man anymore.
Nate Silver, the stat guru moving soon from The New York Times to ESPN/ABC, will cover sports, as he did early in his career. According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Silver will continue do politics, where he achieved fame and renown.
March 04, 2013
From Contagion to "House of Cards," Hollywood seems to think that new media is filled with avaricious, amoral youngsters.
The Racism of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
February 19, 2013
Is Hushpuppy just another iteration in a long line of pickaninnies?