A story about looking for a new world is more exciting than a movie about saving an ailing one.
Lucy, Under the Skin, and Her seem like strange choices for the star. But maybe there's a reason she keeps picking roles in which she makes part of herself disappear.
The Rover and forthcoming throwbacks to the John Wayne era may not dominate the box office, but they speak to American anxieties in a distinctly modern way.
Jon Favreau's indie comedy Chef is pitched at foodies—but it has a lot of smart, refreshingly positive things to say about Twitter, too.
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.
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.
Girls' first breakout film star is a guy—further evidence that television shows are a more progressive, inclusive, diverse medium than movies are.
The hit film is another win in Mr. Ron Burgundy/Ricky Bobby/President Business's career of mixing oafish slapstick with surprising political messages.
The Academy Awards have never been about celebrating cinema, they're about making the film industry look good. This year's mission: Crown young talents as bona fide stars.
The Inside Llewyn Davis directors rarely depict the political process, but their portrayals of working-class characters struggling to get by does highlight a certain set of beliefs.
Directors keep trying to show all the things the famous Zapruder footage missed, but they only end up revealing truths about their times.
The film depicts one man standing up against a corrupt bureaucracy—absent the Reagan-era political context that made it that way.
Space debris and abandoned shipping containers threaten lives in Gravity and All Is Lost, but these films caution against leaving society—and all its man-made refuse—behind.
Through their male protagonists, two new films smartly critique the media's objectification of women, but don't manage to include three-dimensional female characters of their own.
Films such as Blackfish, Finding Dory, and Planet of the Apes are taking a stand against live animals in entertainment as the federal government gets involved.
The Arrested Development star spent years playing predictably awkward teens. Now, his latest roles reject the tropes that made him famous -- and with great success, too.
Insidious American war profiteers have largely replaced terrorists and foreign invaders as the antagonist of choice in blockbusters this summer.
25 years later, the idea of kids working as adults seems like an allegory for yuppiedom.
Sure, it questions the War on Terror, but J.J. Abrams's politically charged blockbuster sides with the 43rd president when it comes to leadership styles.
The Motion Picture Association of America, feeling the pressure to curb kids' exposure to onscreen violence, plans to advertise films' adult content more prominently, not less.