Oscars 2015 reminded everyone that while there's room for massive improvement, the AMPAS is at least capable of some self-reflection and response to criticism.
23 Feb 2015
Thomas Ricks's 2009 book The Gamble predicted that the 'surge' was far from the end of the Iraq War.
19 Jun 2014
These two events grappled energetically with Ireland’s scruffily banging-through post-Celtic Tiger present and the not-so-buried wounds of its terrorized past.
30 May 2014
Little can put you more in the proper mood for book-minded conversation than the faint drizzle and grey skies of Ireland.
28 May 2014
From album covers to motion pictures, H.R. Giger offered up a singular, inspiring vision. Giger was also one of the most influential surrealists of all time.
16 May 2014
With his passing on 12 December, writer/ actor/ director/ activist Tom Laughlin leaves behind a complicated legacy filled with maverick moves and industry defiance. Here is the truth behind his role in bringing what we now call "the blockbuster" to movie screens across America in the early '70s.
16 Dec 2013
Like a nosy parent who swears only they know what's best for you, Harvey Weinstein is once again telling established, award winning filmmakers what HE believes an American audience will tolerate.
29 Aug 2013
Sony will survive. Gone are the days when a box office bust could take down an entire company in one fell swoop. Indeed, when it comes to money, Tinseltown has it all figured out. Why else would Loeb invest there?
05 Aug 2013
Just a reminder that revamping the Star Wars universe won't be as simple as tackling the once tired Star Trek franchise. One's for thinkers. The other's for doers.
20 May 2013
A clever combination of MTV, sordid social commentary, and couture crime spree, this masterpiece of a film...does one of the greatest jobs of dissecting post-postmodern youth culture ever.
20 Mar 2013
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