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  • Opinion

Liberal interventionism is out of fashion. Antoine Fuqua keeps making the case for it.

Even as Washington steps back from protecting U.S. values overseas, the director argues for a vigorous and moral approach to foreign policy.
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Opinion

What a ridiculous ‘Army of the Dead’ controversy reveals about American literacy

Zack Snyder put Sean Spicer in his new movie to mock him. A lot of people apparently don't know how to read for context.
  • Jun 1, 2021
  • Opinion

‘F9’ star John Cena called Taiwan a country. Chinese fans insisted he deny the truth.

If Hollywood is willing to deny basic facts to make money in China, the industry — and Americans — have a big problem.
  • May 25, 2021
  • Opinion

Tech companies remind you that tech is good, actually, in ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’

It's the other kinds of technology that are bad.
  • May 17, 2021
  • Opinion

What does ‘America’ mean? America’s biggest pop culture franchise doesn’t know.

It's gotten harder for America to stack up to superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and to massive corporations in the real world.
  • May 7, 2021
  • Opinion

Chloé Zhao represents the American Dream — and the Chinese Communist Party’s nightmare

It must be keeping Disney up at night.
  • Apr 30, 2021
  • Opinion

Want to get political at the Oscars? Tell the truth about what China is doing in Xinjiang.

What China is doing to the Uyghurs is a story that needs to be told. And telling stories is what Hollywood does best — when they’re not too scared to spin a tale.
  • Apr 22, 2021
  • Opinion

How ‘Mythic Quest’ captured the covid-19 era — and prepared viewers for the future

'Mythic Quest's' standalone episodes have helped demonstrate why it's the best sitcom of the covid era.
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Opinion

Refusing to cover Armie Hammer turns critics into moralists. That’s not our role.

Critics should stop acting like our only job is to draw attention to movies. Our role is more important than that.
  • Apr 13, 2021
  • Opinion

No one has heard of the year’s ‘best’ movies. But there’s a surprising upside.

The covid-19-era Oscars seem to provide some proof that the best way to get large numbers of people to know about a movie is to show it in theaters.
  • Apr 2, 2021