AQ Contributor Writes for TIME Magazine on Distortion of History in “Selma”

Jan 23, 2015 by Madison Iszler |

Academic Questions contributor David Kaiser writes for TIME Magazine on why the movie Selma is historically inaccurate.

Re-Cap of Ivory Tower Film Event

Sep 30, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The National Association of Scholars hosted a screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

NAS at the Movies: Documentary Film Screening of Ivory Tower in New York City

Sep 16, 2014 by NAS |

NAS will host a film screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

Win Two Free Tickets to the NAS’s Screening of Ivory Tower in New York City!

Sep 08, 2014 by NAS |

NAS is hosting a Twitter contest and giving away 10 free tickets to our exclusive New York City screening of Ivory Tower.

Godzilla vs. Godot

Apr 29, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Godzilla and Godot have more in common than a first syllable. They are the two opposing faces of despair: a god that is pure wrath and a god that never shows up.

Top Five Environmental Themes in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Apr 07, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The recent movie reimagines Noah as a prophet of environmental sustainability. 

Taking Care

Feb 21, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Is art worth dying for? The Monuments Men considers the value of good art and its purpose in preserving a cultural heritage.

Colleges’ Lost Love of Film

Sep 26, 2011 by David Clemens |

Colleges and universities shortchange students by "academicizing" film rather than appreciating the way it illuminates our humanness.

Higher Ed, or Building Clockwork Oranges?

Jul 08, 2011 by David Clemens |

For Father’s Day, my daughter Kate sent me a t-shirt featuring David Pelham’s dust jacket of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange (Penguin, 1962).  Director Stanley Kubrick turned Burgess’s…

The Canonical Alfred Hitchcock

Nov 16, 2010 by Michael Lewis |

A case for why Alfred Hitchcock and his films deserve to be studied in college classrooms, this article appeared in the "Popular Culture and the Academy" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 4).

Wimp Out: Review of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oct 08, 2010 by Keith Whitaker |

The contemporary sequel to the 1980s original, this is a film of spineless characters without much character.

Muppet Yoda or ‘Toon Yoda?

Dec 29, 2009 by David Clemens |

For 30 years, I have used Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now in conjunction with Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to illustrate allusion, ambiguity, irony, anxiety of influence, medium imperatives, and narrative…

Doll Sales and Moral Tales

Jun 26, 2008 by Adrianna Groth |

The American Girl dolls play their small part in the struggle for social justice--but only after having healthy, historical fun.