Screenwriters Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver know how to get the party started and keep it lively.
Joost van Ginkel on "The Paradise Suite"; How movies handle bipolar disorder; "Birth of a Nation" isn't worth defending; Hollywood's ageist casting decisions; Robot could win a Pulitzer.
History of kids cursing onscreen; Capturing the process of dying; Interviewing Dorothy Arzner; A charming hostelry; Jerry and Dean meet again.
Julia Sarah Stone on "Weirdos"; My daughter is a stormtrooper; Gabrielle Union on Nate Parker; The great recession; Shia LaBeouf on Spielberg.
For the love of Gilda; Where Mister Rogers' spirit endures; Shipwreck expert surveys "Little Mermaid"; Pine and Bridges on "Hell or High Water"; Praising "Shades of Blue."
Internet aids ignorance; Jerry Lewis at Paramount; African women redefining filmmaking; Malick's American genesis; Our diversity isn't looking very diverse.
Gaite Jansen on "Supernova"; Memories of Professor Scorsese; Bérénice Bejo on France's year of terror; "Tin Cup" Oral History; Confessions of a Pokémon Go Grinch.
Michael Glover Smith on "Cool Apocalypse"; What Trump doesn't get about Khan; Oral history of "Stand By Me"; Even superheroes punch the clock; Mark Pellington on "Blindspot."
Issue doc aesthetics; Amy S. Weber on "A Girl Like Her"; The original underclass; Sheriff of Babylon captivates war vet; Why "Point Break" still delivers.
Gilbert Gottfried's amazing podcast; Michelle Obama's inspiration; Where have all the villains gone; Sand fire destroys famed ranch; Danny DeVito on "The Ratings Game."
Madison Davenport on "A Light Beneath Their Feet"; Redefining masculinity; Unlikely stardom of Cao Cao; Cinema strikes back; Cultural memory in the digital age.