The propagandistic Kevin Costner movie inadvertently highlights just how much pro football doesn't live up to its own ideals.
With Robert McNamara in The Fog of War, the filmmaker captured a painful redemption bid. But the star of The Unknown Known doesn't think he needs redemption at all.
Writer Ed Brubaker, who created the 2005 comic book that inspired the new Marvel movie, says he wanted to to tap into the hero's tragic side.
The writer of the 1987 thriller disliked the ending that Hollywood put on the movie. A new live adaptation addresses his concerns—but doesn't fix the deeper problem with the story.
Francis Ford Coppola's psychological thriller, which turns 40 today, may be the best exploration of the dangers of surveillance that pop culture has ever produced.
Marvel's latest offering is among its most ambitious—and most satisfying
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club is a radical and compassionate portrait, but the film, like others before it, still follows certain formulas about how single women are expected to succeed.
James Baldwin's The Devil Finds Work, a book-length essay on race and America and cinema, movingly demonstrates that analysis of art can be art itself.
Instead of preventing the destruction of mankind, the likes of True Detective's Rust Cohle and Noah's titular lead welcome it—until last-minute changes of heart.
Now rivetingly played by Bryan Cranston on Broadway, the 36th president is being remembered for his political skills and domestic achievements, not just his escalation of the Vietnam War.
Can a story from scripture ever be satisfying as a mass-market Hollywood blockbuster?
The black comedy isn't just a forbearer to Clueless and Mean Girls—it's one of the most scathing indictments of high-school groupthink ever made.
The director's odd but fascinating film poses searching questions.
David Ayer's film about corrupt law-enforcement agents subverts the idea that heroes can get away with playing dirty if it means stopping villains.
The controversial director talks about his lifelong fascination with Noah's ark and why it's the messages of biblical stories—not the historical details—that matter.
The disjointed world of the popular sci-fi series doesn't make for a great movie, but it embraces the idea that, in young-adult fiction, it's up to the audience to fill in the blanks.
From Divergent's Tris to The Hunger Games' Katniss, the women of young-adult fiction can be strong, independent, and mature—as long as they're also scrawny.
Forget the Disney movie. The director of The Virgin Suicides was the perfect pick to make a live-action version of Hans Christen Andersen's disturbing fable about a girl becoming a woman.
It lacks the magic of its predecessor, but the latest outing with Kermit & Co. is a likable ride.
Hang with hobbits, brunch with Bond, and try not to shoot your eye out.