Haddonfield, Revisited: John Carpenter’s Walk Back to “Halloween,” Forty Years Later

What many consider the scariest movie ever made started as a casual idea tossed out to a young filmmaker who understood the terror inherent within our own homes. That filmmaker also knew how to play the synthesizer. 

In Conversation: Bing Liu’s Skate Doc “Minding the Gap” Is About a Lot More Than Skating

The first-time filmmaker on becoming a documentarian-of-all-trades—and trying not to miss anything.

365 Crazy Nights: Wrapping Up #YearOfSandler with Eloy Lugo

Talking Sand™ with the comedian’s most devoted fan, who most recently pledged his allegiance by watching a Sandler movie every day for a year.

PREMIERE: Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat Duet on “Blaze & Sybil’s Lullaby,” from the “Blaze” Soundtrack

Dickey wrote the track himself specifically for the Ethan Hawke–directed film about the life and times of Blaze Foley, which is getting a soundtrack release via Light in the Attic.

Every Shark Movie Is a Good Movie

We fear sharks but love shark movies. So what are they really about?

Her Story Is Ours: Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” Is a Performance to Push Us Forward

The Netflix special is already a comedy hit—but it has a dramatic turn.

The New Breed of Collaborative Filmmaking in “Madeline’s Madeline”

Filmmaker Josephine Decker and breakout star Helena Howard discuss instinct, improv, and the power dynamics of a director-actor bond. 

It’s Time to Talk About Those “Music From and Inspired by ‘Spider-Man’” Albums

The official unofficial soundtracks to Sam Raimi’s trilogy reflect an odd moment in the history of popular movie soundtracks—namely one in which the soundtracks’ songs don’t actually appear in the movies.

All the Ugly Sunglasses in “Mission: Impossible 2,” Ranked

*flips hair out of eyes while rock-climbing*

Please Consider Megan Amram (For Something)

The Twitter maven, comedian, and writer for “The Good Place” has been awards-scheming with her webseries “An Emmy for Megan.”

Mary Shelley’s Biopic Fails to Reanimate Her Legacy

Haifaa al-Mansour’s portrayal of the “Frankenstein” author’s life and legacy—available now on VOD—neglects a larger complexity.

Will the Real Gus Van Sant Please Stand Up

On the inscrutable filmmaker’s career, his penchant for troubled, self-medicating men, and his biopic on cartoonist John Callahan.

It’s Time to Talk About the Awful Use of “Comfortably Numb” in that Sex Scene in “The Departed”

Movie: good. Van Morrison singing Pink Floyd while Leo takes his shirt off: bad.

All of Richard Linklater’s Movies Ranked by How “Boys Will Be Boys” They Are

[McConaughey accent] That’s what I love about these Linklater protagonists…

Soundtracking the Domestic Horror of “Hereditary” with Colin Stetson

With A24’s latest triumph now in theaters, Stetson walks us through his collaboration with director Ari Aster and the film scores that have shaped his work.

In Conversation: Joe Pera Just Wants to Watch the Trains Go By

Set and filmed in the cozy Midwest, “Joe Pera Talks with You” isn’t your typical Adult Swim fare—though it is still on really late (and Joe will understand if you tape it for later). 

The Dueling Talents of Lola Kirke

Now splitting her time between acting and music, the “Gemini” star is conducting to her own tune.

Why Was 1997 Such a Great Year for Science Fiction in Film?

As we continue to spin out of control in an era of endless sequels and spinoffs, it’s worth taking a look back on an epic year of science-fiction movies—and remembering what made them so damn good.

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