Do grim sci-fi scenarios crush our hopes for real-world growth? Author Michael Harris looks elsewhere to unblock the road to a better future.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a man of many faces. European historian Michael Broers explains which are featured on the silver screen and why.
With great power comes retcon responsibility.
Gladiators fought in rounds, and there were referees to enforce rules. Only rarely were gladiators killed.
"Time Warp" all the way back to 1800s spiritualism, magic performances, and spook shows.
There's nothing like the end of the world to make you a philosopher.
A history of othering, experimentation, and mystery.
Pure cinema is about removing redundancy so that even the smallest detail serves a purpose in relation to the bigger picture.
If cocaine affects sharks at all, it does so as an anesthetic, not as a stimulant.
When done right, dark humor can help us face inconvenient truths and question stifling social conventions.
Gods and angels have been replaced with hi-tech extraterrestrials.
The key to its success lies not in its understanding of technology, but in its understanding of human nature.
Science fiction movies capture a classic human flaw: getting the future mostly wrong.
Instead of giving the 239 suffering families and the public a true story, Netflix exploited a horrifying tragedy to push conspiracy theories.
What is Captain America doing in ancient Mesopotamia?
“Like real dreams, it does not explain, does not complete its sequences," film critic Roger Ebert once wrote about "Mulholland Drive."
Video games matter. Their continued technological and artistic development is reshaping the way we satisfy our ancient need to tell stories.
If comedies do get made today, they usually bypass the big screen and go straight to streaming platforms.
For decades, cinemas have earned more from concessions than ticket sales. But can their current business model survive in the streaming age?
Thanks to a couple of rovers, we know Mars was once blue.
Using physics, Ross Chastain floored it during the final turn, scraping the wall and passing 5 cars to advance to the NASCAR championship.
Today’s scary clowns are not a divergence from tradition, but a return to it.
Reading between the lines of Dorothy’s adventure to the Emerald City.
Each of us carries our own version of the Multiverse in our heads.
Fire-breathing dragons may represent chaos and the human impulse to conquer that threat.