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?
Write an Essay, Win a Movie Theatre

Write an Essay, Win a Movie Theatre

News by Raine Winters
Seems like a fair deal to me!
New ‘High Rise’ Trailer Released

New ‘High Rise’ Trailer Released

News by Raine Winters
The J.G. Ballard adaptation stars Tom Hiddleston.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'The Apartment'

Column by Christopher Shultz January 8, 2016
A classic from Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond — but is it "damn near perfection" as Wilder insists?

Batman vs. Superman: 7 Classic Clashes

Column by BH Shepherd
A list of some of the most memorable showdowns between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.

Book vs. Film: 'The Silence of the Lambs'

Column by Christopher Shultz December 30, 2015
Just how faithful did Jonathan Demme and company remain to Thomas Harris's novel?
Why 'The Revenant' Author Can't Talk About The Movie

Why 'The Revenant' Author Can't Talk About The Movie

News by Peter Derk December 30, 2015
The author of 'The Revenant' can't promote it, can't talk about it, can't even sign copies of his book.

5 Most Anticipated Book Adaptations of 2016

Column by Max Booth III December 30, 2015
"Why read the book when you can just watch the movie?" -- This, and other questions that can get you slapped in public.

Growing Up Star Wars: A Lesson In How To Indoctrinate Your Child

Column by Leah Rhyne December 22, 2015
I can't remember NOT having seen Star Wars. When my child was born, we needed her to feel the same way. But HOW to introduce Star Wars, in the post-Jar Jar Binks era? Did we do it right? Who knows!

The True Story Behind 'The Revenant'

Column by George Cotronis December 18, 2015
'The Revenant', starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, will be out soon. Read up on the true story behind the movie.

5 Storytelling Lessons from the Original Star Wars Trilogy

Column by Rajan Khanna December 17, 2015
Rajan Khanna looks at storytelling lessons from 'Star Wars' Episodes 4-6.
First Look at 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

First Look at 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

News by Riki Cleveland December 16, 2015
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is coming to a theater near you in November of 2016.
Ballard's 'High Rise' Gets First Trailer

Film Adaptation of Ballard's 'High Rise' Gets First Trailer

News by Peter Derk December 15, 2015
Join Tom Hiddleston for the new adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 'High Rise'.