The Big Screen
How to Make Money in Hollywood: Don't Be a Woman Over 34
For male movie stars, earnings steadily rise until age 51, when things level off. For women, the peak comes 17 years earlier, and it's followed by a sudden drop.
What Hollywood Needs Is Fewer Strong Male Characters
The work of genocide researcher Adam Jones suggests that the perception of strength justifies violence against men.
The Man Who's Trying to Save the History of American Movies
Exploding movie theaters, things being dumped into the Pacific, byzantine corporate bureaucracy—all part of Eddie Muller's efforts to preserve the film noir era.
'Planet of the Apes' Makes a Great Argument for Sex
We could all learn a thing or two from our close cousin, the bonobo.
'Godzilla' Might Be This Year's Most Realistic Movie
Sixteen years after a failed American iteration, Godzilla is back, and it's one of the most anticipated movies of the year. There's no superhero, it's not a sequel, and it's not part of a franchise, so what makes a movie about a monster destroying a city so resonant in 2014?
How Becoming an Adult Makes It Hard to Be a Sibling
The new documentary from Tim Beringer, kid brother of Matt Beringer of The National, highlights the difficulties faced by all siblings as they get older.
Finally, a Martial Arts Movie That's More Than 1 Invincible Asian Guy
How a Welsh director made the next great Eastern action film.
How the No-Kids Paparazzi Policy Could Change Celebrity Gossip
New rules at People and other leading gossip outlets could be the first step back to a classic Hollywood system, where celebrities have complete control over their image. The problem? Tabloids, by mapping our anxieties onto celebrity bodies and making the unspeakable speakable, serve an important purpose.
The Last Picture Show: We're Losing a Unique, Communal Experience
As the screens we watch our movies on get smaller and smaller, we're losing a unique, communal experience.
Masochism at the Movies: Historical Horrors With Hitchcock and McQueen
Brutalism on screen—and its moral repercussions.
There’s Nothing Subversive or Anti-Business About ‘The Lego Movie’
More than just a set of plastic bricks, Lego has positioned itself as the perfect toy brand by working to inspire nostalgia, creativity, and wonder. And the hottest film of the year to-date is a celebration of that.
The Dumb Debate Over Cell Phones in Movie Theaters
Everyone's solution: find somewhere else.