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Alain Resnais's Wild Grass and Margot Benacerraf's Araya.

Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Claire Denis's 35 Shots of Rum, Jane Campion's Bright Star

Is Spike Lee's seminal film still relevant in the Obama era?

Filmmaker Tyler Perry may see himself as creating modern-day fairy tales for black women, but he's actually reinforcing some seriously conservative gender politics.

Park Chan-wook's Thirst, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Lorna's Silence and Lucrecia Martel's The Headless Woman.

Agnès Varda's The Beaches of Agnès, Havana Marking's Afghan Star

J.J. Abrams's Star Trek, Ron Howard's Angels & Demons, Olivier Assayas's Summer Hours

A callous vigilante and sentimental old fogy, Clint Eastwood has become indivisible from his myth.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Three Monkeys, Erick Zonca's Julia, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata, Steve McQueen's Hunger, Andrzej Wajda's Katyn.

Blogs

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

Nearly a third of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, but it’s an experience we almost never see on film.

June 5, 2014

According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

How Mickey Rooney’s Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream changed Vidal’s life.

April 7, 2014

Naturally, J. Edgar Hoover, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Richard Russell all put in appearances.

April 2, 2014

Actors and actresses were long known for contract disputes and sex scandals, not social activism. So when, and why, did the shift to the left occur?

March 25, 2014

Today marks one of the most momentous nights in 1960s history. 

February 25, 2014

Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday night. She was 85 years old. 

February 11, 2014

Recall Philip Seymour Hoffman's "uncensored journey into democracy in America."

 

 

February 3, 2014