Some films invited petty squabbles, but others—like 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'The Innocence of Muslims'—touched on pertinent, timely issues.
David Chase's 'Not Fade Away' is a stylish but overstuffed tale of rock and roll in the '60s.
The blueprints of some visionary directors' most iconic scenes
Ken Burns's new documentary tells the story of the the men falsely imprisoned for an explosive, much-publicized 1989 rape.
Martin Scorsese does it for the storytelling; Kathryn Bigelow does it to talk about the issues. And Steven Spielberg does it because he's an addict.
This could become a different race if Paul Ryan busts a move to "Canned Heat" sometime today.
Robert Zemeckis's film, inspired by Chesley Sullenberger's emergency Hudson River landing, gives the credit to the wrong guy.
Spielberg's depiction of rivals working together becomes all the more relevant after Hurricane Sandy.
Tyler Perry, Jay Leno, and other entertainers who just can't pull off machine guns and explosions
These ten films propelled their stars from familiar-face status to big-name fame.
'Middle of Nowhere' probably wasn't intended to be a corrective to the Tyler Perry oeuvre, but Ava DuVernay's film goes right in a lot of places where Perry often goes wrong.
The cases for 10 films that exist in unfair infamy
There are many questions to be asked after seeing Lee Daniels's disastrous film, and chief among them are "What?!" and "Why?"
What critics proclaiming the end of art cinema are missing
These films' aging protagonists range from lovably cranky to downright mean.
The director's style has changed dramatically since 'Boogie Nights,' and the turning point may have been 'Punch-Drunk Love.'
These Manhattan-set films put the World Trade Center's commanding stature on display.
These character actors often disappear so far into their roles that they aren't recognized offscreen.
The much-maligned Aaron Sorkin show has its flaws—and that's OK.
The director's movies aren't actually that incendiary, but media's reception of 'Do the Right Thing' 23 years ago created an unfair image that persists today.