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.
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.
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?
Justine Smith examines how movies like The House of the Devil and Lords of Salem use nostalgia to expose a fractured national identity.
Each of the Arkansas director’s films addresses pressing social concerns affecting working-class white voters.
By Vadim Rizov
Vadim Rizov considers the mainstream appeal of a trilogy of proudly racist films by one of conservative America’s most potent voices.
In the first of a series of essays on Obama Era Cinema, Forrest Cardamenis counts the toll of US foreign policy during Barack Obama’s presidency.