A horror in Bruce Wayne's childhood created the Dark Knight. Did a real-life childhood horror create Bruce Wayne?
Haters have a point: Lucas's movies are shoddily made. But that's part of why they're great.
The overstuffed sequel to Marc Webb's 2012 reboot collapses under its own weight.
Unlike superheroes, do-gooder reporters aren't supposed to lie all the time.
At the dawn of social media, Tina Fey created a (very funny) tale that could be remixed and shared endlessly.
Little is known about newcomer Daisy Ridley, but today's news hints that Episode VII may not do much to improve the old films' famous gender gap.
Steven Knight’s one-man film offers Tom Hardy one of his best roles to date.
As much as the genre imagines the future, it also remixes the past—often by envisioning Western-style imperialism visited on the Western world.
By preaching acceptance and questioning gender, the company's kids films offer a queer-studies crash course.
Wally Pfister pits good against technology in a directorial debut full of meaningless symbolism.
Released 20 years ago, Richard Curtis's shockingly successful romantic comedy managed to evoke real life with bumbling characters who defied stereotypes.
Some critics and fans argue that the once-maligned 1995 film is actually a masterwork of self-aware parody. But they've missed the ugly message at the movie's heart.
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.