By Matt Turner
Documentarian Greg Barker gains unprecedented access to Barack Obama’s administration during his farewell tour.
Movies have always reflected social attitudes and trends – and that could prove especially vital over the next four years.
By Thomas Hobbs
This Tupac and Tim Roth starring social drama feels more relevant today than ever.
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 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.
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.
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.