Movies

In honor of tomorrow's Oscars, Christopher and Lisa Leinberger recently posted on NextCity about the "top 12 movies about urbanism." Some of the movies are about urban dystopias, while others are about sub Opinion
Mar 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The Oscars are this weekend, so its an appropriate time to turn to movie magic as a powerful force for how American’s perceive environments—from rural to urban and everything between.
Feb 28, 2014   Next City
An expansive new 3D film, shown recently at the Berlin Film Festival, collects a series of vignettes that anthropomorphize buildings like the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of Russia, and the Salk Institute.
Feb 13, 2014   Variety
If you love the transportation-related puns you've been subjected to over repeated viewings of Cars, Cars 2, and, now, Planes with your children, you're going to be excited to hear about what Disney is working on now.
Aug 23, 2013   Funny Or Die
A.O. Scott reviews the final installment of Gary Hustwit's design trilogy, "Urbanized," and concludes that even those with a deep knowledge of urban planning are likely to learn something from the carefully selected images and interviews.
Oct 31, 2011   The New York Times
While Philadelphia has a real-life statue of the famous underdog Rocky Balboa, an online campaign in Detroit wants a similar RoboCop statue put up. TIME Magazine has other must-have icons from the 80s era it thinks cities should adopt in stone.
Feb 25, 2011   Time
<em>The Polis Blog</em> presents a huge list of "urban favorites" -- songs, movies, initiatives and places that explain or highlight the best of the world's urban areas.
Jan 15, 2011   The Polis Blog
The plot of a new Muppets movie in the works is said to focus largely around historic preservation issues, according to this post from <em>Curbed LA</em>.
Jan 11, 2011   Curbed LA
Opinion
Nov 12, 2010   By Chris Steins
With the exception of Charles Bronson’s architect-turned-vigilante in Death Wish, "to be an architect in a Hollywood film is to inform the audience of certain characteristics: sensitivity, vulnerability and an innate romanticism."
Aug 6, 2010   Buildng Design
The 'Twilight' series of books and movies has created a tourism industry in the small town of Forks, Washington, population 3,120.
Jun 25, 2010   USA Today