The Cynicism Cure
A sincere celebration of principled people and the art they produce.
Asghar Farhadi, Donald Trump, and the Art of Unintended Consequences
“The Salesman,” the latest film from the acclaimed director of “A Separation,” offers a timely portrait of people and places on the verge of collapse—and an important reminder of the moral power of art.
The Culture of Violence Cure (a.k.a. The Super Bowl Cure)
Sober-minded classics for coping with a day of boozy bloodlust.
Why “The OA” Doesn’t Need to Explain Itself
Critics of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s Netflix series are answering questions the show isn’t asking.
The Road-to-Ruin Cure
The things that you want are not necessarily the things that are good.
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.