As his WWI war epic 1917 comes out in time for the holidays, we spend December looking back on the eclectic modes of Sam Mendes.
Disney’s sequel enjoys another robust weekend, while the Rian Johnson whodunit clues moviegoers to the joys of original crowdpleasers.
Roller skating as a pastime for the rich & famous lasted barely a year, but resulted in some of the best in 70s kitsch cinema.
One writer’s childhood bond with his best friend was sealed by a fateful late-night screening of Die Hard with a Vengeance.
The Bette Midler/Lily Tomlin mistaken-identity comedy played a curiously strong role in one writer’s journey to queerness and leftism.
Alex Ross Perry’s punk-rock elegy isn’t just a bittersweet portrait of rock stardom, it’s a beautiful model of the long, hard road to sobriety.
Alex Garland’s contemplative sci-fi stories imagine a world where destruction and liberation go hand in hand.
Nora Ephron’s charming Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan comedy also makes the case for letting yourself be vulnerable and brave.
Frozen 2 breaks the ice of November’s box-office chill — and the year’s downward trend of family movie sequels.
How Wes Anderson’s bittersweet family dramedy helped me break rules, love cinema, & change my life. Every month, […]
Peter Weir’s mostly forgotten drama about survivor’s guilt is an uncynical light in the darkness of mental illness. […]
There’s a lot more nuance to be found in the discourse surrounding Marvel movies and arthouse cinema.
Your dad’s favorite racing movie races to a $31.5 million opening weekend.
Wes Anderson took stop-motion animation to another level in a charming story of friendship & adventure.
One of the Master of Suspense’s best is a darkly romantic take on patriotism & patriarchy.
The Stephen King sequel checks out with a disappointing opener, but Roland Emmerich’s WWII epic flies high.
We look back on the anarchic joys of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and how it shaped the comic sensibilities of a generation.
This month, we go off the beaten path and ask contributors to write about films they’re thankful they got to experience for one reason or another.