“12 Years a Slave” Will Be Taught in Schools

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably don’t need to be convinced that the movies are important. That’s the idea underlying all of our discussions here: that films and other forms of pop culture play a vital role in our society by both reflecting and affecting political, cultural, and social change.…

Fall Political Movie Preview: 2013

We might be reaching a saturation point for political entertainment, and I’m pretty sure it’s all Obama’s fault. There has always been a market for movies and television shows with political themes, but when Obama came around and engaged an entire generation of young people in the political process in 2008, network and movie studio…