The clever satire of pop culture consumerism is still as fresh and relevant as ever.
For the first film’s 40th anniversary, we hack and slash our way through the long, bloody saga of Jason Voorhees and his journeys from hell to Manhattan to space.
Spike Lee’s hamfisted misfire throws everything at the kitchen sink – income inequality, Watergate, lesbian stud service – and none of it sticks.
A tribute to one of the greatest icons in movie history.
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.
For the classic sitcom’s 25th anniversary, we hash out which of TV’s favorite pals make our list of the greatest TV characters of all time.
For better or for worse, Lawrence Kasdan’s adaptation of Dreamcatcher captures the strange, ambitious essence of a Stephen King novel.
Lorene Scafaria drenches her recession-era crime dramedy in neon, bills, and deep intention.
Linklater’s Before Trilogy – Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight – is an eye-catching crystallization of how relationships change over time.
Quentin Tarantino’s half of the nostalgia throwback Grindhouse is as problematic as it is strangely empowering.
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 […]
Howl’s Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki’s sprawling, mythic steampunk fantasy from 2004, is one of the master’s more underrated features.
Fifteen years after its release, Roland Emmerich’s environmental disaster film is no less corny, but its warnings about climate change ring depressingly more urgent.
On its tenth anniversary, we look back at McG’s abortive attempt to revamp the Terminator franchise.
From Bound to Sideways to Romy and Michelle, this year’s Ebertfest was a celebration of the weird, eclectic, and fantastic films Roger Ebert loved.
Every artist has their muse, but sometimes that relationship grows toxic and strains – with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, that moment appears long passed.
Tim Burton’s recent films are dismissed as confused (dark) shadows of his career heights, but they contain brief glimmers of the filmmaker’s return to form.