Connie is the villain in ‘BlacKkKlansman.’ But Ashlie Atkinson is ready for white people to wake up.

The actress hopes white women "examine their complicity in the current administration" and the way that "white supremacist systems are being maintained."

How ‘The First Purge’ spins deranged fantasy from real-world tragedy

The latest installment in the 'Purge' franchise glosses over a pain it neither understands nor respects.

In ‘Wendy’s Shabbat,’ a group of octogenarians celebrate ritual over french fries and Frostys

In this Tribeca Film Festival documentary, director Rachel Myers follows her grandmother, Roberta Mahler, to her Shabbat dinner at the fast-food chain.

What’s Tiffany Haddish working on now? A lot, it turns out.

How is Tiffany Haddish doing so much at once?

The Atlanta airport dreamed up a flight to Wakanda — and it’s a trip we want to take right now

An Atlanta airport official dished about what the in-flight meal and flight attendant uniforms might look like.

This ‘Black Panther’-inspired popcorn recipe will transport you straight to Wakanda

For this groundbreaking film, regular buttered popcorn just doesn’t cut it.

2017: The year that everyone had sex on screen

In a year largely dominated by real-world horror and anxiety, movies celebrated love and sex as a giving life force.

Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Square’ is a satire of our culture of complicity

For his latest, award-winning film, director Ruben Östlund takes aim at class, privilege and the ways that people fail one another.

Halloween costume ideas 2017: 50 quick, easy last-minute DIYs under $50 — for guys, girls & everyone

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas for your 2017 celebration in short supply? Luckily, you can save money with a few clever, easy concepts you can DIY with home supplies.

Here’s a chart showing the age gaps between romantic partners in Woody Allen’s movies

The still-in-the-works 'A Rainy Day in New York' is just the latest example of an Allen film that involves a relationship between a middle-aged man and a much younger woman.

25 years later, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ is better than the film bros who champion it

In the quarter-century since its release, Quentin Tarantino's debut film has been saddled with plenty of baggage, from fans and the filmmaker himself — but the crime classic deserves better.

Todd Haynes’ new film ‘Wonderstruck’ is a spiritual sequel to ‘Velvet Goldmine’

Despite obvious differences in tone and subject matter, the two films are unquestionably linked as stories about outsiders.

Why the Sundance documentary ‘Dina’ is about your relationship, too

The "real-life romantic comedy" isn't just the story of two people with Asperger's who love each other — it's a story of intimacy and compromise.

‘Mother!’ is proof that Darren Aronofsky should only make horror movies

The director is most successful when he walks the line between stylized horror and high-concept thrillers — and his latest feature is among his best.

Mike Hanlon, the black kid in Stephen King’s ‘It,’ has a remarkable backstory. The movie erased it.

The racial history behind the story's black character is one of the most interesting subplots in modern horror.

‘It’ is a story about outsiders, so why does it marginalize its minority characters?

The newest adaptation of Stephen King's iconic 1986 novel is heavy on the horror, but lightweight when it comes to certain protagonists.

How ‘Patti Cake$’ breakout star Danielle Macdonald learned to rap like the best of them

Mic sat down with "Patti Cake$' stars Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett and Cathy Moriarty to discuss the new coming-of-age story

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ is the culmination of a fiercely independent career

With his latest feature-length film, the acclaimed auteur is rewriting the rules of how movies get made.

‘The Glass Castle’ director Destin Daniel Cretton on Brie Larson and listening to critics

"I try to constantly define myself by the process of doing what I do and doing what I love."

Why did ‘The Dark Tower’ flop so hard at the box office?

Unfortunately, it seems Idris Elba isn't quite enough to sell a movie to mainstream audiences yet.

‘Menashe,’ a Yiddish-language Sundance hit about a widowed father, will break your heart

Director Joshua Weinstein’s first narrative feature is a tender and unique take on parenthood and marriage.

Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ reveals her incomplete transformation from genre genius to social critic

The Oscar-winning director has left behind the pulpy fare of her early career to regularly tackle political subjects. But her latest feature isn't quite the important film it strives to be.

‘Dunkirk’ is a Christopher Nolan movie that doesn’t need to be solved

For his new World War II epic, the puzzle-focused filmmaker decided to adjust his approach to storytelling.

Why the 2017 backlash to Ben Affleck’s 1997 man-on-man kissing comments is misjudged

Is it fair to hold someone accountable for foolish remarks they made 20 years ago?

Why Quentin Tarantino’s Manson movie could hit a roadblock

Plot details for the movie have yet to be released, but this one thing needs to be addressed first.

Netflix’s ‘To the Bone’ isn’t the eating disorder film it wants to be. I would know.

Marti Noxon's feature-length directorial debut strives to tell a truthful story about anorexia. Accuracy's admirable, but being responsible is more important.

Netflix’s new blockbuster ‘Okja’ has one glaring political problem

It's a great anti-capitalist tale, except for Okja's origin story.

Charlize Theron pushed herself for ‘Atomic Blonde.’ Here are 6 actresses who did the same.

These women went through more than emotional upheaval for the sake of their roles.

In ‘Baby Driver,’ Jamie Foxx’s “mental” character perpetuates negative black stereotypes

Baby can drive, but all Bats can do is pull a trigger.