The US election saga is being serialised by screenwriter Mark Boal.
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.
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.
By Matthew Eng
Barack and Michelle Obama’s fated first date is retraced in this modest romantic drama from writer/director Richard Tanne.
The War Dogs director talks truth, Trump and why laughter will always be the best medicine.
As America gears up for a season on the stump, we pick our favourite examples of great political oration in the movies.
By Taylor Burns
Robert Altman’s Secret Honor contains the single greatest portrayal of the disgraced former US President.
The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth in this vital new climate change documentary.