American Sniper's huge success runs parallel to Academy voting.
Perhaps it's not as objective as you might think.
The adult film industry appears to have made a disappointing August jobs report look even worse.
The reasons for the current dearth of frothy, funny, sigh-inducing entertainment are what an economist might call over-determined.
The Battle of Smallville took a huge economic and human toll on Metropolis.
The tobacco settlement in the late 1990s reduced smoking in adult-targeted movies by 85.4 percent in a single year.
Kevin Roose thinks Jay Gatbsy's parties drove him into debt. But perhaps they were what made him rich.
Americans believed we were better off if men like Lincoln -- men born to illiterate parents in log cabins -- had the ability to lead the nation. And we were right. But if class is less binding today than it was in Lincoln's time, circumstance is more binding than it was in even our parents' time.
“The Queen of Versailles” began as a documentary about a time-share billionaire, his ditzy wife, and their grotesque quest to build the largest house in the United States of America. It ended as perhaps the single best film on the Great Recession.