Skip to content
Books & The Arts
War in Ukraine
Forgot Your Password?
your online access
Hollywood news and analysis from The Nation
May 10, 2022
China’s Battle for Cultural Power Begins at the Box Office
A conversation with Erich Schwartzel about the vexed relationship between Hollywood and Beijing, how movies became a vehicle for Chinese ideology, and his new book
December 29, 2021
The Ardor of “Licorice Pizza”
Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is his most personal work yet.
December 24, 2021
That Time the FBI Scrutinized “It’s a Wonderful Life” for Communist Messaging
The film “deliberately maligned the upper class,” according to a report that didn’t like the portrayal of Mr. Potter as a bad guy.
August 31, 2021
Ed Asner, American Socialist
The actor, who died Sunday, championed democratic socialism long before Bernie Sanders ran for president.
April 30, 2021
Red Carpet at the Picket Line
As Hollywood’s aristocracy convened for the Oscars, laid-off hotel workers were protesting to get their jobs back.
GET UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS FOR LESS THAN $3 A MONTH!
April 3, 2020
The Coronavirus Reveals That the Stars Are Not Like Us
If there was ever a fourth wall dividing celebrities and the rest of us on social media, the quarantine has broken it.
March 24, 2020
How Films Were Made in Cold War Hollywood
traces the ways in which the Red Scare shaped a generation’s creative and professional compromises.
March 3, 2020
What Does Hollywood Lose When It Works With China?
They may fight over censorship and trade, but the biggest players all want the same thing: movies that make as much money as possible.
February 28, 2020
In California Before the Democratic Primary, ‘Nobody Knows Anything’
Early voting has already begun, but, without a clear industry favorite, the film colony is all over the place.
October 28, 2019
A Letter to Marlon Brando About Putting an Indian on the Oscar Stage
A character from Tommy Orange’s
writes to the actor about what it meant to see Sacheen Littlefeather at the Academy Awards.