Exploration, the Polynesian Way

Moana, the new Polynesian-princess animated feature from Disney, is like a less on-the-nos...


Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson: Back Into the Fray

Rather like Donald Trump's campaign for president in 2016, Mel Gibson's 2004 movie The Pas...


“€˜Roast”€™ Writers: Ann Coulter Hurt Our Feelings!

The overall quality of Comedy Central's celebrity roasts might have declined measurably si...


Dinesh D’souza’s America

Dinesh D'souza is a funny little man who is actually of normal height but looks so unthrea...


Sunset Blvd

“€œI Would Like to Shank the Academy…”€

So apparently the Academy Awards are now the most racist, evil thing in the world, having ...


Spike Lee

The Oscar Grouches

Back in August in my review of Straight Outta Compton, I predicted that the rap biopic was...


Steven Spielberg

Bridging the Gaps

Almost three years ago, the Academy Awards gave the Best Picture Oscar to Ben Affleck's Ir...


Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin: Master of the Middlebrow

Steve Jobs, the superbly theatrical film about the Apple cofounder's turbulent mid-career ...


A Tale of Two Suburbs

Two of the better movies of 2015 are weirdly similar musical biopics about bands from Los ...


Much Ado About ‘Compton’

"€œCan"€™t go to a movie the first week it opens. Why? Because niggers are shooting at...


Leonardo Dicaprio

The British Invasion

Are American actors in decline due to the rise of better-trained British leading men, as a...


Brian Wilson

Life of Brian

Love & Mercy is a superb new biopic about head Beach Boy Brian Wilson's creative summi...


Charlize Theron in Fury Road

Fury Road at the Box Office

The four Mad Max movies are nominally post-apocalyptic, although their explanations for th...


Battle of Wounded Egos

"€œBlazing Saddles could never get made today."€ We all know how virulent political ...