Do the Oscars Matter Any More?

Do the Oscars Matter Any More?

These days, when opening the morning paper, it sometimes seems that movie news belongs in the Obituary section.  Like last week, when we learned the Arclight chain of theaters, including the Los Angeles location with its iconic Cinerama Dome, shuttered even as the...
Poverty in Film: Hillbilly Elegy vs. Parasite

Poverty in Film: Hillbilly Elegy vs. Parasite

This article contains some spoilers for Parasite (2019) and Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Netflix’s recent drama Hillbilly Elegy has gotten a lot of flack for its portrayal of poverty in rural America: critics have called it “exploitative”, “condescending”, “terrible”, and...