Movies

Summer Studio Movies Of 2017 Fail Vito Russo Test Of LGBTQ Representation

There’s the Bechdel Test and then there’s the Vito Russo Test. Where the Bechdel Test evaluates the portrayal of women in film, the Vito Russo Test examines the representation of the LGBTQ community in movies. The test was applied to the movies from this year’s summer box office season and the results did not indicate a pass with flying colors. In fact, they barely ... Read More »

The Politics of American Movies

The essence of the current cultural discourse is that everything we watch is at least latently political. And we, the people, are hungry for political art. This recurring column, The Politics of American Movies, will explore everything from racially progressive Westerns and anti-fascist comedies to documentaries about the working class and popcorn flicks with subversive bite. 2 hours ago On ‘Blue ... Read More »

The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks

Film, especially science fiction, has always loved to explore the future we are most afraid of. That’s why nukes have been lighting up the screen for decades, with recent events have made the theme more timely and scarier than ever. Here are the nine most nightmare-inducing movies about nuclear attacks. Note: Dr. Strangelove, Miracle Mile, and other comedies aren’t included on the ... Read More »

Five Hollywood Movies You Shouldn’t Miss This August

Hollywood. Like its Indian cousin, or a successful drug dealer, it pushes a lot of product. Some of it make the grade; others sadly don’t. Here are five movies to watch out for this month, and one you probably shouldn’t as a bonus. You can thank us by treating us to popcorn. Or nachos. Yeah, let’s go with nachos. The ... Read More »

Anushka enjoys characters that challenge her philosophy

As an actress, Anushka Sharma, who essays a Gujarati girl in “Jab Harry Met Sejal”, says she enjoys playing a character that has different beliefs from her own. She says essaying such a character gives her a creative high and adds to her perspective. Asked if the process of convincing oneself to believe in a character that one has to ... Read More »

George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

American film director George Romero poses for a photo during the Lucca Film Festival on April 7, 2016 in Lucca, Italy. George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with “Night of the Living Dead” and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner ... Read More »

The Best Movies and TV Shows of 2017, So Far

As we head off to our Fourth of July holidays to celebrate what’s left of America, it’s time to take a look back at the year we’ve had so far. Somehow we’re halfway through 2017—and, despite everything, we have seen quite a few good movies and watched some great TV. Which certainly is worth celebrating. For this list, we’re only counting movies ... Read More »

What’s the Best Order to Watch All the Star Wars Movies Now?!

Art by Tsuneo Sanda. Visit his website here. Bonjour, my bonny mailboxes. Thanks to your abundance of excellent letters, I have an extra big mailbag for you today! So let’s get right to it: What’s the best Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack? Who could save the Transformers movie franchise? Why did WB decide to make the DCEU’s Batman so damn ... Read More »

From ‘Guardians’ To ‘Apes’: Six Summer Movies Set To Make Over $1 Billion

The summer blockbuster season has officially kicked off with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. and it is booming. After one week of non-domestic box office action and it’s first few days in U.S. theaters, the Marvel sequel has already become the sixth biggest film of the year globally with a take of $427.6 million. It’s highly ... Read More »

Adam Sandler’s Daughters Aren’t Crazy About His Movies

Oh, the burden of being a celebrity parent. On one hand, your children are precious gifts who must be carefully guarded from voracious paparazzi. On the other, they’re liable to grow up and decide that your life’s work isn’t that cool. Thanks a lot, kids! Such has apparently happened to Adam Sandler, who just confessed to Ellen DeGeneres that his ... Read More »