The Inauguration Day Cure

Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.

The “Unqualified for the Job” Cure

Now’s probably a good time to celebrate some people who are actually experts in their chosen professions.

Todd Haynes’s “Safe” Is the Movie You Should Stream Tonight

Todd Haynes’s breakout feature from 1995 is also his masterpiece.

The Death Cure: Stayin’ Alive

Because 2017 is definitely trying to kill us.

Leia Shot First: Saying Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

“My generation was not tainted by the fantasy of Leia, but rather encouraged to aspire to the love of women like her.”

Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was

Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.

Poverty on Television: “Shameless” and the American Dream

The Showtime drama, which was just renewed for an eighth season, offers a brutally humanizing portrayal of lower-class American life.

Prequel Opportunities: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Pits Diversity Against Adversity

Gareth Edwards’s first crack at the series goes against type.

FLOOD’s Best TV Shows of 2016

Has the era of the antihero come to an end?

FLOOD’s Best Films of 2016

Don’t get too comfortable.

The “You Can’t Freeze Time” Cure

Serene entertainments to help draw out what little time we have left.

In Conversation: “Loving” Composer David Wingo on Separating Inspiration and Imagination

Jeff Nichols is one of the most exciting directors working today, not just because of his own artistic vision, but also because of the people…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

At this point, we’ll take any excuse to celebrate.

I Was That Kid, Too: Twenty-Five Years of Nickelodeon’s “Doug”

How a comic about an anxiety-ridden “little gentleman” with a serious aversion to liver and onions became one of the most beloved cartoons of its era.

The Score: Mica Levi

The “Jackie” composer—and leader of Micachu and the Shapes—shares her favorite moments in which film and music blend seamlessly to create the perfect scene.

A Weeping Song: Director Andrew Dominik on His Nick Cave Film “One More Time With Feeling”

“It was important to me that none of them were victims of the film.”

Make Stars Hollow Great Again: The Unsettlingly Relevant Political Reality of “Gilmore Girls”

Behind the blur of words and scrim of melodrama, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved series shows us a buffoonish tyrant at work.

Stardust Memories: Revisiting the Sound and Vision of Nicolas Roeg, David Bowie, and “The Man Who Fell to Earth”

On its fortieth anniversary, the sci-fi classic is getting a 4K re-release. Here, the earthlings involved—including cinematographer Tony Richmond and Bowie’s co-star Candy Clark—talk about the moment the star became a man.

Newsletter

We won’t spam you. Promise.