How Harlan Ellison's 'Watching' Predicted Film Twitter, or Why Film Criticism Will Save the World

Column by Bart Bishop
In which the author channels Harlan Ellison's film criticism, collected in 1989's 'Watching', to explain why critics are actually modern shamans teaching secret messages of empathy.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's an enjoyable, fairly straightforward adventure plot with a solid Act III...or is it so much more than that?

Storyville: Contemporary Superheroes Through the Eyes of a Pre-Teen

Column by Richard Thomas
My son and I talk about the current state of Marvel and DC films, including 'Batman v Superman', 'Captain America: Civil War', and 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.
Ron Howard Set To Direct Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves'

Ron Howard Set To Direct Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves'

News by Peter Derk
Director Ron Howard is taking on Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves.'

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Showgirls'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's not as bad as you might remember, but it still isn't good. Let's explore why.

Book vs. Film: 'High-Rise'

Column by Emily Rose Lathrop May 31, 2016
Ben Wheatley's new adaptation of J.G. Ballard's "High-Rise" finally released in the United States this month. How does it stack up against the novel?
First Trailer Released for Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

First Trailer Released for Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

News by Raine Winters
Disney has officially invited us all to be their guests.

12 Superman Stories You And Zack Snyder Should Read

Column by Peter Derk May 20, 2016
Disappointed by the Superman you've seen on screen lately? Read these books, fall in love with the Man of Steel all over again.
Chuck Palahniuk Writing And Kickstarting 'Lullaby' Movie

Chuck Palahniuk Writing And Kickstarting 'Lullaby' Movie

News by Peter Derk May 19, 2016
Chuck Palahniuk is writing a 'Lullaby' screenplay and Kickstarting the production. It's really happening.

The Movies And Books That Influenced Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’

Column by Michael David Wilson
A look at the movies and books that influenced Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'.

Storyville: Six Dark Contemporary Films That Can Inspire Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas April 21, 2016
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Badlands'

Column by Christopher Shultz
How effective is the first act of Terrence Malick's debut feature on the page?
Batfleck Writes Batscript

Batfleck Writes Batscript

News by Peter Derk April 1, 2016
Did Batman V. Superman leave you wanting? As usual, Batman's got a contingency plan.

5 Movies That Influenced Quentin Tarantino’s 'Reservoir Dogs'

Column by Michael David Wilson
Exploring the movies that influenced Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'.
Tom Hanks Stars in First 'A Hologram for the King' Trailer

First 'A Hologram for the King' Trailer Arrives

News by Joshua Chaplinsky March 16, 2016
Starring Tom Hanks, directed by Tom Tykwer, based on the novel by Dave Eggers — that's a lot of pedigree.
Bookshots: 'Innocents and Others' by Diana Spiotta

Bookshots: 'Innocents and Others' by Diana Spiotta

Review by JS Breukelaar
'Innocents and Others' reads like a runaway train, where between arrival and departure, time and place unspool in a never-ending landscape of damage done.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Citizen Kane'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's considered one of the greatest films ever made, due in large part to it's masterful non-linear storytelling and use of sequences.

On "The Witch," Great Cinematic Writing and The Tenets of Horror

Column by Christopher Shultz March 4, 2016
Audiences are up in arms about whether or not 'The Witch' is scary, and in doing so, ignoring how good it is.
'The Dark Tower' Movie Is Definitely, Really, Totally A Thing

'The Dark Tower' Movie Is Definitely, Really, Totally A Thing

News by Peter Derk
'The Dark Tower' movie? It's real. It's happening. It's time to celebrate.

Words Mightier Than Bullets: Tarantino on Story

Column by BH Shepherd February 12, 2016
A look at the theme of storytelling throughout Quentin Tarantino's filmography.
'The JT Leroy Story' Premieres At Sundance

'The J.T. Leroy Story' Premieres At Sundance

News by Peter Derk January 27, 2016
'The JT Leroy Story" premieres at Sundance, re-igniting one of the most-interesting author identity stories ever.

Book vs. Film vs. TV Series: 'Hannibal'

Column by Christopher Shultz January 21, 2016
Thomas Harris takes us into weird country, Ridley Scott brings us back, but Bryan Fuller hauls us back in again. Who did weird right?
Deadpool Movie Banned In China

Deadpool Movie Banned In China

News by Peter Derk January 21, 2016
Deadpool movie banned in China? Good or bad sign?