movie business

Godzilla the Union Buster

Godzilla the Union Buster

There’s a bitter irony in how Oscar-winning Godzilla Minus One, produced by a notorious union-busting production company, is celebrated for its message of collective strength.

A Case Against Two-Part Movies

A Case Against Two-Part Movies

With the rise of the two-part movies fad, even filmmakers of Denis Villeneuve’s caliber may be devaluing what makes the cinematic experience, well, cinematic.

Will COVID-19 Kill Movie Theaters?

Will COVID-19 Kill Movie Theaters?

Streaming services and large TV screens have really hurt movie theaters and now the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered multiplexes and arthouses. The author of The Perils of Moviegoing in America, however, is optimistic.

Can ‘Star Wars’ Be Saved?

Hollywood Creative Accounting, or How to Hide a Hit and Still Profit From It

Hollywood Creative Accounting, or How to Hide a Hit and Still Profit From It

From Batsuits to Lawsuits, Hollywood Studios have a long history of hiding profits to claim that enormous hits were actually flops. How do they do this, and why?

Meet the Filmmakers: Promoting Indie Films the Q&A Way