The pioneering superhero franchise gets its last hurrah in the form of a messy, somber swan song.
America’s first celebrity fashion designer gets the documentary treatment in an insightful treatment that still occasionally gets in its own way.
Mindy Kaling’s screenwriting debut offers a shaggy but sincere look at the male-dominated world of talk shows. If […]
Five years after its box office failure, a look back at what went wrong for Cruise’s ambitious sci-fi action film and how the narrative has changed.
Ron Howard returns to accessible but fluffy music docs with this hagiography of the iconic opera tenor.
For June, we celebrate Pride Month by diving into the filmography of cinema’s most prominent transgender filmmakers.
Welcome back to More of a Comment, Really…, a weekly interview podcast hosted by Clint Worthington! Every episode will feature interviews with actors, […]
Ava DuVernay tells the tale of the Central Park Five in a stirring but unsubtle miniseries.
Ten years after its release, Sam Raimi’s return to Evil Dead-like horror remains a gory good time.
(Every month, we at The Spool select a Filmmaker of the Month, honoring the life and works of […]
Elton John’s not the man they think he is at home in Dexter Fletcher’s sparkling, muddled biopic.
Howl’s Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki’s sprawling, mythic steampunk fantasy from 2004, is one of the master’s more underrated features.
Octavia Spencer reunites with the director of The Help, and this time she’s serving worse things than a “chocolate pie”.
Michael Dougherty’s entry in the Americanized kaiju franchise is frightfully brain-dead, even for a summer blockbuster.
Looking back on the final season of HBO’s hit show, it’s impossible not to see the many ways the showrunners let down their story and the characters in it.
One of Hayao Miyazaki’s lighter, sentimental films is a celebration of ordinary life & parental love as seen through the eyes of a child.
David Milch’s long-awaited conclusion to his dark Western series hugs fans like a warm blanket, but be careful – it might be covered in smallpox.
Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi yarn about plants that emit happy drugs doesn’t branch out as widely as one would like.