Legend, myth, storytelling, preservation of memory — these ideas constitute the thematic heart of ‘The Sandlot.’ For its 25th anniversary, the film returns to theaters July 22 and 24.
Batman is bigger than any one film or comic. He’s a myth that looms large over our culture, casting a wide and long shadow.
It was a perfect comic book film, a brilliant crime movie, a stellar action flick, an amazing superhero story, a nail-biting cop drama, an intense thriller, a political commentary, a tale of terrorism, and more.
A new collection of essays, ‘Tough Ain’t Enough: New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood,’ discounts one of America’s greatest actors and filmmakers as little more than a Republican celebrity.
In three weeks an artsy commemorative book debuts marking the film’s fiftieth anniversary: ‘This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary’s Baby,’ by James Munn and Bob Willoughby.
The Fourth of July shouldn’t be about celebrating warfare or revolution, it should be about celebrating exceptional American freedom.
One of the scientific advisors on Jurassic Park is making an apology for what he considers to be bad science in that film. But the apology holds water like a spaghetti strainer.
There are loads of differences between the cases, but what they have in common is convicting white men of crimes against women based on scanty evidence.
This little superhero film is a textbook in MacGuffin. It even has an extra featurette discussing the nature of MacGuffins.
A year before the moon landing, man’s greatest achievement of space exploration so far, Stanley Kubrick gave us the first and still most impressive vision of our cosmic destiny.
John Hughes simply must be defended. He was a singular talent and could be considered the most overtly America-loving filmmaker since Frank Capra.
We are in a monster renaissance. The MonsterVerse has released two successful films, with two more on the way. 2016 saw Toho release the first new Japanese-based Godzilla film since 2004.
‘The Top 10 Westerns Ever Made, Plus 10 More Deep Cuts’ was deeply disappointing to this film buff. So here’s a deeper, better, alternative list.
With their clear-eyed moral messaging, Westerns are a great antidote to much of the modern filmmaking landscape, where audiences are often asked to identify with the bad guy.
The heartbeat that drives ‘The Karate Kid’ may be stronger now than it was in 1984. For all its superficial flaws, this film overflows with timeless wisdom for how to raise good men.
‘Get Out’ has been chatted up for best picture, best actor, best director, and best film editing for Oscar nominations. The nomination lists come out January 23.
While older generations may know everything there is to know about the quotable mafia flick, millennials may have yet to bask in the glory of Marlon Brando’s mystifying role.
Forget the greats, let’s take a look in the dumpster behind the 2017 theater for the failures and rejects.
This was a truly great year for cinema, and I struggled over this list, especially since horror, my favorite film genre, has seen a massive resurgence of quality in the last decade.
These are the best movies out of Hollywood this year. They are not happy stories, but they all testify to the importance of nobility in times when humanity seems in danger.
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