A Marvel superhero movie produced and distributed by Walt Disney Motion Pictures, Black Panther was written and directed by Ryan Coogler. The film, released on February 16, 2018, was an instant hit with viewers, raking in over a billion dollars at...

Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was released in 2008 to profound critical and financial success (it grossed over one billion dollars at the box office). Written by Christopher and his brother Jonathan, the film tells the story of the rampant...

Although James Cameron's 1997 epic movie Titanic is officially declared to be a disaster-romance movie, in reality it is thought of by moviegoers as a romance; after all, how many disaster movies have you seen with a heart-wrenching theme song...

Avatar is a science fiction movie, directed and produced by James Cameron, and distributed by 20th Century Fox on December 10 2009. The film is futuristic and set in a period where humans have began the colonization of Pandora, a moon planet,...

In the post-9/11 media landscape, Crash’s backstory has garnered nearly as much attention as the plot itself. After personally experiencing a carjacking in 1991, television writer Paul Haggis was inspired to pen this story about social and racial...

Far From the Madding Crowd was first published in 1874. The fourth of Thomas Hardy’s novels, it marked a turning point in his career as his first major success; it was the second novel which he published under his own name (his first two...

'Tis a Pity She's a Whore is a tragedy written in the early 1620s by John Ford. It was first published in 1633 and in its original published form was entitled "Tis Pitty Shee's a Whoore". It was first performed between 1629 and 1633 in repertory...

Extinction is a novel by Austrian author Thomas Bernhard, and would in fact turn out to be his last published novel - a series of three short novellas followed it but no full-length novel work. The novel was originally published in 1986 in German,...

A comedic 1991 play by Paul Rudnick, I Hate Hamlet tells the tale of an actor who wrestles with taking on the role of Hamlet, while attempting to deal with life's problems as well. It premiered on Broadway later in 1991, and enjoyed moderate...

In the 1940s and 50s, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, known collectively as "The Archers," wrote, directed, and produced a litany of films that are now considered classics. Contrary to the typical Hollywood studio arrangement at the time,...