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.
Meet the FLOOD Festival Guide, Presented by Toyota C-HR
Featuring in-depth stories on Vince Staples, Demetri Martin, Hundred Waters, and Buff Monster, in addition to our picks and tips for this year’s festival slate.
Aaron M. Olson of LA Takedown Offers Up His Ten Favorite Film Scores
Wanna see movies of your dreams? Look no further.
Announcing FLOOD 6, Available Now for Purchase and Free Download
In addition to a cover story on “Silicon Valley”’s Thomas Middleditch, our latest print issue also features an extended celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beastie Boys’ “Check Your Head.”
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 Road-to-Ruin Cure
The things that you want are not necessarily the things that are good.
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.”
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.
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.
Black Lives, Matter of Fact: The Humor and Humanity of “Last Chance U” and “Atlanta”
What two of the best shows of the year say about our country as a community and a comedy, and why you should be watching.
“Doctor Strange” Is a Magical Mystery Tour
But don’t expect it to abandon the Marvel formula.
Zen and the Art of Watching Tom Cruise Run
The current legacy of America’s most complicated movie star has long been defined by a YouTube clip of him jumping on a couch, but—praise Xenu—we finally have something to replace it.
Announcing FLOOD 5, Available Now for Physical Purchase and Free Download
Featuring cover stories on Daveed Diggs and Angel Olsen.
Coming Attractions: The Makings of the Modern Movie Trailer
The man who whetted your appetite for some of the best films of the past twenty-five years tells us how a preview comes together.
Transcendence Is Key: Two Disrupted Nights with David Lynch
Downtown LA’s Theatre at Ace Hotel played host to the director’s Festival of Disruption this weekend.
The Back Pages: Jim Jarmusch’s “Down by Law”
While it doesn’t enjoy the reputation of its two predecessors—”Permanent Vacation” and “Stranger Than Paradise”—the director’s third film offers pleasures that are uniquely its own.
The Back Pages: Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis’ “Cloud Atlas”
The 2012 film adaptation of David Mitchell’s grand story has its share of flaws, but it exceeds Mitchell’s work in the novel’s grandest ambition: being a moral work of art.