The US election saga is being serialised by screenwriter Mark Boal.
The Pope of Trash reflects on his controversial career ahead of the re-release of his black comedy Multiple Maniacs.
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.
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?
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.
The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth in this vital new climate change documentary.
How two early ’90s documentaries exposed the media machinery that helps determine US elections.