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Billy Crudup Is in the Oscars Driver’s Seat

Really — he is, we promise. And five other takeaways as Oscar season ramps up.

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Twenty Reasons Mild-Mannered Civilians Became Superheroes

We ranked the best (and worst) superhero origin stories

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The Leading Man Has Left the Building

The superstar actor you can rely on to open a movie is a dying breed. So what’s left for the actors of 2016? This weekend’s premieres — a superhero film, a comeback war flick, and a civil rights tearjerker — make for a good place to start.

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The 2027 Oscars Are Going to Be Crazy

Welcome to the party, Adam Sandler

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Our 74 Most Pressing Questions About ‘Inferno’

Tom Hanks’s latest ‘Da Vinci’ movie is a doozy. Here’s everything it made us ask.

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The Pop Star Country Phase Sincerity Index

Lady Gaga is the latest pop star to dabble in country. Here’s how she grades out.

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The Oscars Collection Agency

This week, ‘Moonlight,’ an ascendant Viola Davis, and one tricky question: Which of this year’s contenders deserve an Oscar most?

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The Just Plain Fiction Election

You’ve heard it a thousand times: This year’s presidential race is "stranger than fiction." But as our imaginary election contested by famous movie and TV presidents shows, that’s … not strictly true.

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Who Do We Really Want at the Oscars?

Forget great performances. We’re handing out nominations to the people who will give us the best awards show.

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‘The Accountant’ Would Make a Terrible CPA

Ben Affleck’s movie about a super-buff bookkeeper raises the question: How often does an accountant use a high-powered rifle? So we asked a real one.