Sam Mendes’ Best Picture winner is a flawed but evocative time capsule of ’90s middle-age anxiety.
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.
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.
Nora Ephron’s charming Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan comedy also makes the case for letting yourself be vulnerable and brave.
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. […]
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.
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.
Martin Scorsese turned his camera to the grotesque excesses of the ultra-rich in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Martin Scorsese shone a light on The Rolling Stones for this rollicking concert film, two cultural titans at the top of their game.
Martin Scorsese followed up The Departed with Shutter Island, a claustrophobic psychological thriller about the madness of loss.
Scorsese recovered from the brutal conditions of Gangs of New York with an intimate, tragic portrait of the foibles of genius.
Martin Scorsese’s hip, vibrant concert film The Last Waltz captures the ephemerality of The Band and its influence on the rock ‘n roll stage.
Martin Scorsese’s 2002 historical drama is big, brassy and full of great performances, but its runtime and tone leave it unfocused.