There’s nothing better than settling in for adventure and romance on the big screen—and in the air conditioning. Hooray for Hollywood!
February 27, 2018
It’s said that the best jokes, like the best mysteries, are ones where the punchline is contained in the set-up. Jordan Peele's Get Out offers a sinister reworking of this maxim.
November 27, 2015
The force isn't for everyone.
August 14, 2020
The blockbuster Jaws (1975) provoked fear by portraying sharks as "mindless eating machines." But what did people think of sharks before then?
December 24, 2015
Meet me In St. Louis was the first film to blur the lines between a drama and a musical.
May 7, 2020
The public fascination was so intense that fans soon started demanding live reenactments.
November 5, 2020
Night of the Living Dead’s production story reads like a means to an end: a rag-tag group of creatives makes a movie on nothing to get noticed.
November 26, 2017
On the 75th anniversary of the premier of Casablanca, let's revisit the art and politics of this venerable American classic.
October 8, 2020
You might know him from Phantom of the Opera or The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
May 11, 2018
What the author learned from his mother, a feminist academic doing a research project on film adaptations of Little Women.
November 1, 2017
The attitudes reflected in the James Bond franchise are wildly out of touch with social reality.
November 14, 2020
What's the appeal of humor masquerading as seriousness? An entire movie genre stands ready to shed light on that question.
May 19, 2015
Whatever your thoughts on the Broadway production, An American in Paris is a big deal in the history of movie musicals.
July 1, 2014
The awesome destructive power of the beast is widely understood to be a metaphor for nuclear weapons. Is this too facile an idea?
February 25, 2015
Iconic musical "The Sound of Music" celebrates its 50th anniversary.