Films show how we lost faith in heroes, so that today they appear mostly in fantasies. Here film critic James Bowman looks at "The Big Sleep."
America's wells of inspiration have run dry. We dream of reform but lack the will to act. Where can we find new ideas?
Our dreams of hero-saviors dominate the theaters. But they serve us poorly, pointing to our weaknesses and away from our historic strengths.
"Infinity War" is a bore, showing that Hollywood is played out as a creative force in films. Anime has evolved from teen fun to serious drama.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is a mediocre film but well illustrates a problem in America.