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.

In Conversation: Wyatt Cenac Has Some Problems to Discuss

The “Problem Areas” creator navigates diversity in the writers’ room, gentrification, and the surreality of modern America.

“On Chesil Beach” and What Is Expected of Women

How the viral story “Cat Person,” incels, and Ian McEwan’s book—plus its adaptation starring Saoirse Ronan, now in theaters—all connect, with insight from the film’s director Dominic Cooke.

Watts, Friendship, and Humanity: Twenty-Five Years of “Menace II Society”

While often mislabeled as a “Boyz n the Hood” knockoff, the 1993 film’s precision in rendering the American male adolescent experience remains unmatched.

Crossing Through the Fire with Sean Penn

The two-time Oscar-winner chats about leaving Hollywood, entering the writing industry, and his debut novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”

Parents, Assimilation, and BET: Jimmy O. Yang Wrote the Book on It

The stand-up comedian and “Silicon Valley” actor discusses his new memoir “How to American” and the life lessons and empathetic tone behind it.

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