The Atlantic's film critic picks the top titles—and doles out some less-conventional awards.
It's still rare for a mass-market movie to put a person of color in the lead role, and it's increasingly clear that Hollywood's history of exclusion hurts everyone.
Main characters are two-and-a-half times more likely to die in a children's animated film than in a film for adults—and three times more likely to be murdered.
With its first-rate effects and haphazard cast, Ridley Scott's biblical epic is a movie full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
The Hollywood Foreign Press's nominations mostly stuck to conventional wisdom, but tossed some surprising love to oddball critical favorites—especially in the TV categories.
A documentary now on DVD recalls the grandiose, ill-fated production of the unfinished animated masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler.
The best horror film of 2014 understands that kids, especially very young ones, deal with loss much differently than adults do.
The international trailer for the latest adaptation of the beloved French children's book swaps abstruse symbolism for familiar Disney pleasures.
The adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir provides career-best opportunities for star Reese Witherspoon and director Jean-Marc Vallée.
The Star Wars reboot looks like another example of how the genre's most popular works have given up on imagining new worlds.
Will SPECTRE be even more of a Christopher Nolan homage than Skyfall?
Of course men can be raped. And of course performance art isn't the issue here.
Momentum is gathering behind Boyhood, but no consensus has emerged on Best Actor and Actress.
A new medium for humor, or cheap use of someone else's content? Images and GIFs taken from copyrighted material show modern fandom in all its creative complexity.
Fans objecting to John Boyega in The Force Awakens' teaser aren't just close-minded; they misunderstand the galaxy far, far away.
The modestly amusing spinoff, assessed by its target demographic
In movies, whites protect all of humanity; blacks usually protect their neighborhoods.
Would it have been better if they hadn't split it in two? Probably. But it's still awfully good.
The late director excelled when bringing books and plays to screen with humanity and strong performances.
Movies like The Hunger Games imagine society's present problems getting worse—except for sexism and racism, which magically disappear in the future.