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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Stop Steering and Start Driving: Ten Years Later, “Speed Racer” Is Still the Best Movie About Agency in the Era of Late Capitalism
On its tenth birthday, let’s look past its genre and appreciate the unrivaled visual flair, debilitatingly honest coming-of-age narrative, and anti-corporate rage of “Speed Racer,” a kids movie.
Announcing FLOOD 8, Available Now for Purchase and Free Download
Our latest print edition is our first-ever double issue, featuring four cover stories—on Jack White, Courtney Barnett, Roy Choi (in conversation with Portugal. The Man), and Kate Berlant and John Early.
Thirty Years Later, “Beetlejuice” Still Jangles with Energy
Regardless of how “Beetlejuice 2” turns out, Tim Burton’s breakthrough is a lively movie about death that stands the test of mold-covered time.
I Always Wanted to Eat Like a Tenenbaum: Celebrating Wes Anderson at Chicago’s Elizabeth Restaurant
The moment the Life Aquatic–inspired dish is delivered, Sigur Rós’ “Starálfur” begins playing.
Hyper-Girlish Sci-Fi and Trump Parallels in Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time”
Long before it became a Disney blockbuster, “A Wrinkle in Time” was a book—and Meg Murry a heroine—familiar to brainy girls the world over.
Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread,” and The Myths We Create
The director entwines reality and fiction in much of his recent work, and in the process reveals emotional truths that wouldn’t otherwise have come to light.
What “The Big Sick” Teaches Us About Being Young and Chronically Ill
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani’s film isn’t just about loving your partner.
Meet the FLOOD Festival Guide, Presented by Toyota C-HR
Featuring in-depth stories on Hundred Waters, Buff Monster, Vince Staples, and Demetri Martin, in addition to our picks and tips for this year’s festival slate.
An Ode to Melanin: Making Space for “Brown Girls”
Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey’s web series—soon to be adapted by HBO—offers one of the most compelling and honest portrayals of women of color on screens of any size.
A Seat at the Table: “Master of None,” Parents, and Generational Difference
The best episodes of “Master of None”‘s second season aren’t the funniest, or the ones that leave you on the edge of your seat; they’re the ones that are brutally, undeniably, painstakingly real.
Aaron M. Olson of LA Takedown Offers Up His Ten Favorite Film Scores
Wanna see movies of your dreams? Look no further.