As moral panic around fantasy violence flares up, Quentin Tarantino argues for a philosophy of cathartic, ethical screen violence via the charisma of Brad Pitt
In a time of overwhelming and oppressive “realism” on screen, it’s worth looking back at the creative virtues of silent cinema
Cinema has maintained a liberating anti-Puritan ethos since its conception, but how long can that last in today’s febrile and sensitive culture?
A close look at Claude Lanzmann’s harrowing and seminal nine-hour Holocaust documentary
Why does Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa occupy such a treasured spot in the public imagination?
A close look at Wang Bing’s epic eight-hour delve into the survivors of Mao’s “re-education” camps
The resurrection of actor Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is wrong and extremely disturbing
There’s a hidden, deeper meaning behind Marvel’s family space opera