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Michael Green

Michael Green


Michael Green is a writer and professor living in Tempe, Arizona. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including Salon, Looper, StudioBinder, Pop Matters, Film International, Senses of Cinema, Bright Lights Film Journal, and The Journal of Film and Video, among others.

Library Journal named his three volume edited encyclopedia, Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation, a Best Reference work of 2017. He teaches film studies for UCLA Extension and creative writing for Scottsdale Community College.


A man aims his gun in Lethal Weapon.

Forget Die Hard; this 1980s action film is the most underrated Christmas movie ever

Forget Die Hard. It's this 1980s action film that's secretly one of the best Christmas movies ever. Find out what it is and why you should watch it now.
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This underrated 2016 action comedy is just as good as Chinatown. Here’s why you should watch it

Almost ignored when it was released in 2016, The Nice Guys is a clever homage to such LA detective film classics like Chinatown and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
'Justice League' reshoots rumored to change cliffhanger ending

The best San Diego Comic-Con movie trailer debuts ever

San Diego Comic-Con debuts new trailers every years, but these are the trailers that got everyone most excited.
Tom Cruise looking stern in Top Gun: Maverick.

The 10 best movies and TV shows to watch on July 4th

From Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick to Steven Spielberg's war epic Saving Private Ryan, these are the best films and shows to celebrate July 4th.
The three leads in the Harry Potter series.

Where to watch all the Harry Potter movies

A helpful summary guide to streaming all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.
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The best moments in the Star Wars franchise, ranked

Obi-Wan dying? Han being frozen on Cloud City? Rey's duel with Kylo in the snow? Digital Trends ranks the best moments in the Star Wars franchise.
Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Who is the best James Bond ever?

Sean Connery? Or Daniel Craig? Maybe Pierce Brosnan? Digital Trends asks the impossible question: who is the best James Bond ever?
Daniel Craig in Skyfall

10 best James Bond movies ever, ranked

Goldfinger? Casino Royale? Moonraker? We rank the top 10 best James Bond movies ever. And no, A View to a Kill is NOT on the list.
Menace II Society (1993)

From Boyz n the Hood to Malcolm X: The legacy of New Black Cinema

With groundbreaking movies like Boyz n the Hood and Malcolm X, New Black Cinema left a lasting legacy that paved the way for Moonlight, Atlanta, and Insecure.
Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy in Wargames

Before Putin and the war in Ukraine, 1980s movies terrorized us with nuclear war

Before Putin invaded Ukraine and threatened the use of nuclear weapons, 1980s movies like Wargames and Terminator 2 terrorized us with scenes of nuclear war.
Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal in bloody shirt

After Dahmer: best serial killer movies and TV shows to watch

After Dahmer: Best serial killer movies and TV shows to watch.
Peter Weller in RoboCop.

Robocop at 35: why the satirical action movie still holds up today

Released in 1987, the sci-fi action movie Robocop is still as cutting edge as ever, with rousing action scenes and razor sharp satire that make it a classic.
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Can a Community movie still be relevant and funny in 2022?

Can writer/director Dan Harmon make a Community movie that still feels relevant in today's politically divisive and more socially conscious environment?
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a big success, but is it a good movie?

With the upcoming release of the Disney+ show Andor, it's time to take a look back and ask if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story still holds up today.
Luke Skywalker with a blue lightsaber at the climax of The Last Jedi.

Is The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson still a part of Star Wars’ future?

With The Last Jedi's 5th anniversary fast approaching, it's time to ask if director Rian Johnson is still a part of Star Wars' uncertain future?
Sean Astin and Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings

Hobbits and the twin towers: how The Lord of the Rings helped get us through 9/11

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy helped us get through 9/11 with escapism and an emphasis on fellowship and banding together for the greater good.
Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul.

Better Call Saul was a profound meditation on the passing of time

With its slow burn approach to storytelling and complex characterizations of very bad people, Better Call Saul explored issues of time, death, and regret.
Tom Hanks and Geena Davis backward hats in ALOTO

Sex, feminism, and baseball: A League of Their Own is a revelatory movie of early ’90s culture

Even though it's set in the past, the original A League of Their Own movie reveals just as much about the 1990s as it does the 1940s.
Amber Midthunder in "Prey."

By destroying old tropes, Prey turns a corner for Native Americans in film

Hulu's sci-fi movie Prey destroys old Native American tropes through its honest and entertaining depiction of a Comanche warrior fighting an alien Predator.
Han Solo with blaster in Solo.

Han Solo with an open heart: Why Solo is the best modern Star Wars movie

With its clever worldbuilding, assured direction, and engaging cast of old and new characters, Solo is arguably the best modern Star Wars movie.
A man looks back on a train in Train to Busan.

Beyond Bullet Train: cool movies set on trains

Bullet Train isn't the only cool movie set on trains. From James Bond to Tom Cruise, these cool movies featuring trains are worth a look (or another watch).
Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth in a golf cart in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

From Tyler Durden to Cliff Booth: Brad Pitt’s coolest roles

From Fight Club's Tyler Durden to The Lost City's Jack Trainer, we selected 5 of the coolest roles in Brad Pitt's 30-year career.
The crew of The Orville on the bridge

Suck it, Picard. The Orville is Star Trek: The Next Generation’s true spiritual successor

With its found family dynamic and provocative themes, The Orville, and not Picard, is the true spiritual successor to Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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From Drive to The Gray Man: Ryan Gosling’s 5 most badass roles

From Drive to his most recent film The Gray Man, Ryan Gosling has had his share of badass roles in action, sci-fi, and dramatic films.
Sean Connery and Harrison Ford put their hands up in Last Crusade.

How Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade saved my life

Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is not only a great action film, but also a moving story about fractured families that offered kids hope.
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Freaks, geeks, and Captain Kirk: A brief history of San Diego Comic-Con

In preparation for the 2022 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, we take a look back at the pop culture event's humble origins and evolution throughout the decades.
Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Is the fan-made Obi-Wan Kenobi movie better than the Disney+ Star Wars series?

A recent fan-made theatrical cut of the Disney + show Obi-Wan Kenobi forces the question of whether or not the series would work better as a Star Wars movie.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises

Should Christian Bale’s Dark Knight rise again in a fourth movie?

Christian Bale's recent admission that he would return to play Batman has sparked conversation about what a fourth Dark Knight movie would look like.
Hugh Jackman as Logan in forest in Logan.

From Logan to The Last Jedi: 2017 was the best year for sci-fi sequels

With the releases of Logan, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Blade Runner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok, and others, 2017 was perhaps the best year for sci-fi sequels.
Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short star in Only Murders in the Building.

5 best movies and TV shows like Only Murders in the Building

Can't get enough of Hulu's hit show Only Murders in the Building? Try out these five films and TV shows to get your murder mystery fix.
Kristen Stewart stands in front of a rainbow background with the DT Pride Month logo.

Why Kristen Stewart is a queer icon

Beyond her success in the Twilight films, Kristen Stewart has built a quietly impressive career as both an actress and a modern queer icon.
John Candy and Steve Martin in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Best movies to watch on an airplane

Need a quick movie (or three) to pass the time on a long airplane flight? Digital Trends recommends these movies to get your blood pumping or put you asleep.
Anakin fights Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith.

Are the Star Wars prequels actually good?

Long maligned by fan and casual viewer alike, the Star Wars prequels have experienced a recent critical reevaluation as a result of shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A child hides from raptors in the kitchen in Jurassic Park.

Sorry Millennials, but Jurassic Park was never a good movie

Wipe away the nostalgia, and 1993's Jurassic Park turns out to be a flat, dull movie that doesn't deserve the love (or sequels) it gets.