Only recently did it come to represent the dream of fame.
Throughout its history, the Academy Awards has picked some questionable winning films. But there are signs the Oscars are more often recognizing quality filmmaking.
Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
Seeing black lead characters who are accomplished scientists could be just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Daniel Day Lewis makes his last appearance in Phantom Thread as master of a fashion house disturbed by his relationship with a waitress.
Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul opened a 'Sleepcinemahotel' where audiences let their subconscious minds watch his movies as they fell asleep.
In 1983, a made-for-TV film about the consequences of nuclear war was watched by 100 million people – and became a cultural lightning rod.
Spike Lee's updated his breakthrough movie, She's Gotta Have It, and made a more political drama for the times.
Sometimes a work of art is characterized by a string of failures, but nonetheless ends up being a gorgeous freak accident of nature.
Disney's veneer of innocence shouldn't distract people from recognizing the danger of giving one conglomerate the power to control so much information.
Why did most fans shun the prequel series, but embrace the recent spate of 'Star Wars' films? A recent study offers some clues.
The new movie about P.T. Barnum couldn’t come at a better time: It's impossible not to see his ghost in our culture, in our advertisements and in our president.
An analysis of more than 800 top-grossing films suggests diverse movies struggle in front of international audiences.
In their novels, Nathanael West and Bret Easton Ellis depict a world few want to admit exists, a place where 'Unless you're willing to do some pretty awful things, it's hard getting a job.'
The reviews are coming in pretty harsh for Justice League. If Superman is awesome and Batman is awesome and Wonder Woman is awesome, shouldn’t the three of them together be thrice as awesome?
This is what it's like going to the cinema when you can’t see the screen.
Movies often portray the city as a dystopia, particularly in the 'neo-noir' genre, which explores postmodern themes. TV shows and ads present an altogether sunnier picture of life in the city.
Geostorm is the newest addition to the Hollywood climate doom canon. It is terrible, which is why you should think about this genre but under no circumstances actually watch this movie.
Blade Runner 2049 represents a failure of the imagination. The film is a series of events strung together and steeped in narcissism, excessive self-absorption, isolation and regressive politics.
Excessive indulgence is the city’s unifying theme. It’s also a way to end your life. Just ask Stephen Paddock.