Jim Jarmusch’s laidback anthology of fateful celebrity meetings lays bare the communal value of commodity.
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai sees Jim Jarmusch integrating hip-hop atmosphere with samurai genre trappings to create a dorm-room favorite.
Jim Jarmusch’s black and white punk Western is both his most beautiful & most baffling film.
Jim Jarmusch’s around the world anthology is a flawed but ambitious look at the odd moments that bind us.
Jim Jarmusch’s atmospheric ode to Elvis and the fleetingness of time holds up more than 30 years later as one of his best works.
We look back at Jim Jarmusch’s film debut and the way its sense of experimentation ripples through the rest of his career.
A look at how a sparsely plotted, low budget comedy changed the face of indie arthouse cinema.
We ring in 2020 by celebrating the birthday of independent cinema’s rockabilly godfather.
While Skyfall was a rousing success, Mendes’ return to the Bond franchise, bogs itself down in tiresome lore and continuity.
Sam Mendes powers his leading ladies to metatextual heights in his first Bond outing.
Despite getting off on the wrong foot, Sam Mendes’s oft-forgotten dramedy remains a salient look at 2000s anxieties as often seen onscreen.
Sam Mendes’s tale of forlorn love works best as a study of the pitfalls that litter the American Dream.
Sam Mendes’ Depresson-era gangster fable is as effective as it is in-your-face with its aesthetics.
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.