A mostly pleasant surprise in a year that has produced a lack of stellar animated outings.
Melika Bass chats with Michael Glover Smith; Drawing away clichés; Franklin Leonard's Hollywood list; On the set of "The Last Picture Show"; Distillation process of adaptation.
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami on "Sonita"; Chicago filmmakers on the Trump era; Jamal Joseph on "Chapter and Verse"; Maggie Greenwald on "Sophie and the Rising Sun"; The boy from "Charade".
Oscar nominees spotlight diversity; Best Actor Battle; Damien Chazelle wins DGA Award; "The Salesman" may win thanks to Trump; All nominees tipped to win.
Alexis G. Zall on "Coin Heist" and YouTube; What is a dog's purpose; Ed Asner on Mary Tyler Moore; 25 intimidating movies; Power of cheap music.
Roger Ebert on kindness; Gerald Levin defends John Lewis; Bush sisters write to the Obama girls; Harriet Tubman strides onto TV; Nina Turner on the audacity of hope.
Carrie Fisher interviews Madonna; Why we can't forget Meg White; Realism of "In the Army Now"; Relevance of "Blow-Up"; Things romance readers are sick of hearing.
"Life Itself" to screen at Maryland doc series; Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher; "Children of Men" is more shocking than ever; Jim Hemphill on "Snowden"; Top 100 Favorite Films.
Ava DuVernay shatters the glass ceiling; Best films of 2016; Team risks lives for elephants; Gary Sinise's "Of Mice and Men"; Barry Jenkins on "Moonlight."
Laura Bretan on her extraordinary year; "It's a Wonderful Life" at 70; Rise of Voldemort; Brilliance of "The Catch"; Crazy Cage in "Army of One."
Jackey Neyman Jones on "Manos: The Hands of Fate"; "Designated Survivor" mixes Trump and Clinton; "Carrie" at 40; Lynchian women; New gatekeepers of self-expression.