As José Ferrer was being handed his Oscar—making him the first Latino actor to win—he was being investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
In England, Alfred Hitchcock cultivated a comedic sensibility that shines through in his Hollywood thrillers.
A German musicologist complained in 1954 that they reminded him of "barking hell-hounds."
TV shows based on video games can't capture all the little minutiae that captivate gamers, like the map in the instruction manual.
The silent film director Georges Melies made a unique and wonderful Christmas film by borrowing the theatrical techniques of French “feeries.”
John Huston's 1945 movie The Battle of San Pietro presents itself as a war documentary, but contains staged scenes. What should we make of it?
Weekly shows on local TV stations helped make the ironic viewing of bad movies into a national pastime.
When the 17-year-old actress auditioned for her first film, director D.W. Griffith offered her $5 a day. That wasn’t good enough for Mary.
Notes on the figure of the feline in horror.
From her nails painted glossy red to the tiara appearing on her forehead, if you time it out, the transformation in Sailor Moon lasts 40 seconds.