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Bob Woodward

Films once were an escape from work. Now, they celebrate it. What gives?

Films once were an escape from work. Now, they celebrate it. What gives?

There was a time when Americans went to the movies to escape the workplace. These days, in keeping with the way our offices have taken over our lives, filmmakers have turned the big screen into one long career day.

Audiences have been invited to experience first-hand the everyday grind of being a journalist ("Spotlight"), an astronaut ("The Martian"), a screenwriter ("Trumbo"), a fur trapper ("The Revenant") and even an inventor of kitchen mops ("Joy").

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