Announcing FLOOD 9, featuring Paul Dano, Wu-Tang Clan, M.I.A., and Tenacious D

Our biggest print edition yet features four cover stories across two collectible versions, as well as stories on John Carpenter, Spiritualized, Dawoud Bey, boygenius, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, and much more.

Mandy Is Metal

If you squint, Panos Cosmatos’s latest psychedelic feature is actually a lonesome martyr’s fantasy to save heavy metal from the Reagan administration’s threatening anti-pornography policies.

Paul Dano and the Importance of Being Earnest

Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the offbeat (and oft-beat) actor and first-time director.

Colluding with Rob Rogers and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass

Our FLOOD 9 cover conversation between ex–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist and an irreverent rock duo.

Deerhoof’s Ed Rodriguez Is a Very Easy Scare

The experimental rock vets put their spin on two creepy classics from “The Shining”’s soundtrack—and Rodriguez, who took the helm on the project, might have been the most spooked out of everyone involved.  

Soul Skaters: The Young Stars of “mid90s”

The five leads of Jonah Hill’s new film are, for the most part, skateboarders first and actors second. But being a skater doesn’t mean just one thing anymore.

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.

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