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...are made to be broken, as Arthur Agee and William Gates learned the hard way over the five years their lives on and off the court were filmed.

Ten years before Joe McCarthy, Ernst Lubitisch makes an anti-Communist comedy, the difference being that Ninotchka was funny.

Stanley Kubrick's exploration of nearly every popular sci-fi theme has since become firmly rooted in our cultural landscape

Stanley Kubrick's chilling black comedy satirized fanatical cold war militarism.

Six people sit down for dinner and never get around to actually eating.

Claude Lanzman's nine-hour documentary on the Holocaust with interviews from both the survivors and the perpetrators.

"Next thing you know, Mr. Deeds' a millionaire, kin folks said...."

Vittoria De Sica's exploration of what an ordinary person must do to survive modern society is one of the landmark examples of neorealist cinema.

With William Wyler directing, Ben Hecht and John Huston writing and Laurence Olivier starring--could there have been any chance that it wouldn't be among the best movies ever made?

That's John Wayne, who used to speak with his fists and has to brandish them once again to win the girl of his dreams.

Blogs

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

NPR does a segment on Following the Ninth, a new film co-produced by Greg Mitchell.

January 14, 2014

The danger to orcas—and humans.

December 11, 2013

The Coen Brothers reanimate the Greenwich Village of the sixties.

December 5, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013

Is “collaborators” too strong a word for movie bosses dealing with the Hitler regime?

September 24, 2013

The news-leaking website, in possession of a leaked script, offers rebuttals to the film that dramatizes Julian Assange's relationship with former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. 

September 22, 2013

Nation editor Roane Carey joins a panel to unpack the Israeli documentary The Law in These Parts.

August 21, 2013