Evan Amaral

American history is one marked by tragedies, oppression and inequality, but the way that history has been told is perhaps the greatest of these tragedies. Systematic attempts to sweep social terror under the rug while omitting women and people of ...

With the arrival of this summer’s “Wonder Woman” by director Patty Jenkins — arguably the best superhero film in years — empowering, female-led narratives have occasionally absorbed the spotlight of mainstream American cinema this past year. There is still much ...

  “I always want to try to find different things within myself,” Austin Abrams tells me when I ask about his acting process. In the middle of a hot Sunday afternoon, Abrams and I are on a conference call. At ...

The phrase “based on a true story” can serve as a warning sign for any discerning viewer as American cinema often exploits such stories as a cheap source of inspiration or, even worse, as an easy way to gain Academy ...

Often, an actor turned director can lead to a dangerous sort of vanity project. But in the case of Angelina Jolie, her humanitarian nature genuinely extends to her relatively young career as a writer/director. Her four films in this role ...

Nancy Meyers has directed her fair share of romantic comedies since the 1990s — including “The Holiday” and “Something’s Gotta Give.” Meyers has a characteristic lightness to her style and an obsession with kitchens and homes. In “Home Again,” she ...

After a long, hot summer of lifeless franchise burnouts (sprinkled with the occasional gem), filmgoers are lucky to have had three of the year’s absolute best films expanding their limited releases this past month: Bertrand Bonello’s French terrorism thriller “Nocturama,” ...