Movies have always reflected social attitudes and trends – and that could prove especially vital over the next four years.
By Henry Bevan
Christopher Nolan’s film tells of a unqualified maniac who ruthlessly exploits a crumbling establishment.
By Thomas Hobbs
This Tupac and Tim Roth starring social drama feels more relevant today than ever.
Not even Trump could deny this harrowing vision of nuclear war.
Sidney Lumet’s prophetic 1976 satire warned of the moral erosion of mainstream media 40 years ago.
M Night Shyamalan’s claustrophobic tale of aliens landing speaks to the fearful mindset that led to Trump.
One half of America’s greatest filmmaking family unit takes aim at the Trump enablers.
By Sam Adams
Steven Spielberg’s spy drama is an important reminder that being American is not a matter of where you were born but what you believe.
The one-time Democratic president’s message is well worth revisiting in our troubled political times.
By Nick Chen
From subliminal messaging to phoney wars, here’s how to screw over your political rival, Hollywood style.
By Simran Hans
Simran Hans considers the link between two of America’s most prominent and progressive leading men.
Our Obama Era Cinema series continues with Caspar Salmon reflecting on the vitriolic online backlash to recent progress in Hollywood casting.
Director Anthony Baxter takes an ineffectual swipe at potential world leader and heartless golf course builder, The Donald.
In our latest Obama Era Cinema essay, Stephen Winter considers the impact of two controversial role reversal fantasies.
How a handful of filmmakers and a simple hashtag turned stories of African-American oppression into a national concern.
How might President Barack Obama’s famous speech have looked had it been co-written by a certain James Franco?
Each of the Arkansas director’s films addresses pressing social concerns affecting working-class white voters.