Ghost Dog: Why this katana-swinging hitman is an urban legend

Jim Jarmusch's 1999 thriller Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai is a stunning meditation on race, death, cultural cross-pollination, and Forest Whitaker killing gangsters. But what's most intriguing about Ghost Dog is how Jarmusch transforms the film's flesh-and-blood samurai into a nigh mythical wraith. Here's why this… » 2/28/11 3:20pm 2/28/11 3:20pm

15 Great Movies You Didn't Know Were Science Fiction

The greatest science fiction movies sometimes aren't labeled as science fiction at all. As with literary novels like The Road and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, some classic movies explore alternate or futuristic worlds, even as they slip under the radar of mainstream (or alternative) audiences. Call them slipstream,… » 3/24/08 10:00am 3/24/08 10:00am