Rarely has a remake felt more contractually obligated than the 2015 version of Poltergeist.
Crazy "Citizenfour" lawsuit; How to work with your spouse and not kill each other; Chicago's abuse-laden "black site"; Lesser-known MLK speech; Friday is global record release day.
Oscar's idling empathy machine; "Modern Family" episode filmed on smartphones; Madonna is superhuman; The trailer is not the movie; The works of Tyrus Wong.
Oscars saved by the music; Julie Andrews glows in "Sound of Music"; Films of Michael Mann reassessed; Rise of the reactress; Let's get out of here.
Destroyed by the Espionage Act; Temple Grandin transcends labels; Hand of a superhero; The success of Harley Quinn; Invention of the heterosexual.
Brutally honest Oscar ballot; Murphy refused to play Cosby; Is accuracy important?; "54" resurrected as cult gay classic; How America paved the way for ISIS.
Sam Fragoso interviews Spike Lee; Why Christian movies are so bad; "SNL" anniversary a hollow milestone; Cinephiles need to care about PBS; Diane Rehm and the right-to-die debate.
R.I.P. David Carr; Kanye West: the biggest loser; Popcorn porn: "Fifty Shades" and "Kingsman"; Tilda Swinton's speech at Rothko Chapel; The film that Goebbels feared.
Gentrification of racial humor; Jimmy Fallon isn't funny; Creative women dismissed as "quirky"; Suddenly CinemaScope; "Fifty Shades of Grey" fan fiction.
The day Roger Ebert saved my life; Adam Curtis has an eye for the unsettling; Oscar front-runners get silly; A sniper unloads on "Sniper"; Autism is better than measles.
Amy Pascal resigns; The appeal of "Fifty Shades of Grey"; "Inherent Vice" walkouts; The self-inflicted war wounds of Brian Williams; The daring "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One."