But What Do They Really Do in the Shadows?: A Brief History of Empathy in Vampire Film
Biography, allegory, and satire give voice to a severely misunderstood entity.
The Coppolas, Ranked
Oscars, Schmoscars. We’ve got the real winners of the family right here.
Reconsidering Rear Window Ethics in TV’s First Golden Age
What we can learn about obsession, voyeurism, and coaxploitation from watching Jimmy Stewart watch TV.
All the Band Shirts Worn by the Baby Anarchist in “GLOW,” Ranked
Ready, steady, go.
Non-Negotiable Casting Suggestions for Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie
Crank up the Beach Boys, baby: it’s time to figure this thing out.
The Cynicism Cure
A sincere celebration of principled people and the art they produce.
The Culture of Violence Cure (a.k.a. The Super Bowl Cure)
Sober-minded classics for coping with a day of boozy bloodlust.
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.
The Death Cure: Stayin’ Alive
Because 2017 is definitely trying to kill us.
The “You Can’t Freeze Time” Cure
Serene entertainments to help draw out what little time we have left.
The Toxic Relatives Cure: Families that Would Never Ruin Your Thanksgiving
Prepare for the worst by spending some time with the very best families in the history of popular culture.
The Desolation Cure: Finding Beauty in the Ruins
Now seems like a good time to remind ourselves of the beautiful things that we have the power to create.
The Uncertainty Cure: Resting Easy in Hard-Earned Fates
America lies in an anguished state of uncertainty as we enter the last few days before the election. But just because we don’t know the future doesn’t mean that the future is always unknowable. We now take solace in stories that begin at the end.
Download All: “Shock Waves” to Our Systems
FLOOD’s Download All pays tribute to the cult obsessions, strange thrills, and hidden rewards of Earth’s newest and most underestimated artform: the podcast.
The Inferno Cure: History Lessons that Are Not Punishingly Awful
Some suggestions about what else you might do if you’re hungry for some cultural edification but can’t stomach another two hours with Robert Langdon.
The Delayed Launch Cure: A List of Currently Streamable Classics
The launch of the new TCM/Criterion streaming service FilmStruck got pushed to November, but that doesn’t mean that we have to wait to get our share of quirky classics.