L to R: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Captain America (Chris Evans) & Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)

Why Hollywood Loves Comic Books

And why some critics can't stand them

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Marvel’s The Avengers

Film vs. Digital: Archivists Speak Out

Pros and cons of "perforated plastic with photographic emulsion"

Javier Núñez Florián, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre in Una Noche

From Summer Blockbusters to Orphan Films

Three recent gatherings celebrate movies big and small


Edgar Allan Poe: Hollywood’s Favorite Mad Genius

Tracing the work of the famed writer through movies


Hollywood Takes on the Environment

Even the earliest films had something to say about the state of the planet


What to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

The eleventh installment of the festival is underway in Manhattan

Reg Clark, owner of the Palace Theater in Lake Placid, accepts a plaque recognizing the theater as an RVSP cultural landmark from TAUNY executive director Jill Breit.

Classic Movie Theaters: The Palace, Lake Placid, New York

Thanks to the Clark family, a 1926 movie theater serves as a hub for this Adirondack resort


Film vs. Digital: The IMAX Edition

Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray discusses imminent changes to the IMAX format

Captain Edward Smith purportedly on the Titanic, but actually filmed a year earlier aboard the Olympic.

Quick Takes: Titanic, Rear Window, Orphan Films and A Trip to the Moon Redux

Revisiting James Cameron's epic blockbuster, once again in theaters, as we also update the news on several recent posts

Bugs Bunny pitches in Baseball Bugs.

Baseball on the Screen

In honor of baseball's Opening Day, here's a list of baseball-related films that may be new to you

Current entrance to The Lot.

Historic Film Studios Gone, but Not Forgotten

The demolition of buildings in West Hollywood and New York City leads us to ask: "What parts of our film heritage are we going to keep?"


Mining Greek Myths for Movies: From Harryhausen to Wrath of the Titans

Tales of ancient Greece go hand-in-hand with movie special effects

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

When Humans Are the Prey: 5 Movies That Came Before The Hunger Games

The blockbuster book adaptation isn't the first story to feature televised death matches


Why Has It Been So Hard to See Margaret?

The Kenneth Lonergan film that many critics hailed as one of the best of 2011 has had a long journey to the theaters. It opens in New York tomorrow

Albert Dieudonné in the title role of Abel Gance’s epic Napoleon.

Forget the Artist, the Restoration of Napoleon is the Silent Film Event of the Year

Your one and only chance to see a meticulous restoration of the silent French epic is quickly approaching

Anne Marsen in Girl Walk // All Day

How a Documentary Gets Made

A primer on where the documentary got its start and how the film genre gets its funding

George Stephanopoulos and James Carville in The War Room.

The Films That Led to Game Change

The HBO film has roots in two acclaimed documentaries that covered the 1992 and 1960 presidential elections

Julia Roberts and Lily Collins star in Relativity Media's Mirror Mirror

Which is the Fairest Snow White of Them All?

With two big-screen adaptations about to arrive, here are earlier versions of the fairy tale that you might want to see

Showgirl Joan Blondell will soon join the ranks of Havana Widows.

Watching Movies in the Cloud

The benefits and drawbacks to streaming video

Simone Simon in Cat People, one of the 85 films cited by Martin Scorsese in a recent interview.

Martin Scorsese’s Film School vs. Roger Ebert’s Parakeets

Compiling and comparing movie lists

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