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Film + TV
Quentin Tarantino Is Writing Movie Reviews In Quarantino

He’s been quietly uploading them on the New Beverly Cinema site.

March 31, 2020
Film + TV
Hell Is That Celebrity Cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”

Oh, to be a safely quarantined millionaire singing about having no possessions. 

March 19, 2020

Ben Gibbard // Death Cab for Cutie // Hollywood Bowl // photo by Natasha Aftandilians

I Will Follow You Into the Livestream: Ben Gibbard Is Playing Solo Shows Online

Music in the time of coronavirus.

March 17, 2020
Kid Rock’s Nashville Bar Refuses to Close During Coronavirus, Endangering Lives

The Big Ass Honky Tonk & Steakhouse is staying open despite warnings from the mayor.

March 16, 2020

FKA twigs / photo by Rozette Rago

Why Do Cats Love FKA Twigs? An Investigation.

“this is insane, i’m so honoured and so confused…”

February 20, 2020
Film + TV
Floria Sigismondi, Goddess of Grotesquery

The Canadian-Italian music video director on her career and second feature film, “The Turning.”

February 12, 2020
What to Make Of Eminem at the 2020 Oscars?

The triumphant return of mom’s spaghetti, and a lullaby for Martin Scorsese.

February 10, 2020
Ja Rule Has His Next Scam All Lined Up

First he brought you Fyre Fest; now he wants to do your taxes.

January 14, 2020
Film + TV
Larry David’s Most Memorable “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Fits

Normcore never goes out of style. 

January 09, 2020
Film + TV
The Concept Art for “Avatar 2” Has Arrived

And it ain’t cute. Who asked for this? 

January 07, 2020
Film + TV
Martin Scorsese Impressively Doubles Down on Superhero Disdain

The filmmaker said he doesn’t need to actually watch “Joker”; he “gets it.”

January 02, 2020

Keep It Pics by Kim Newmoney for Crooked Media

Art & Culture
“Keep It”: A Podcast for Fans, Stans, and Pop Culture Pans

Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, + Aida Osman on nostalgia, Twitter, and 2019’s media landscape.

December 04, 2019

by Cindy Barrymore

Lizzo’s Tiny Bag Caused a Big Stir at the AMAs

No offense, Lizzo—but what the hell fits in there?

November 25, 2019
John Legend and Kelly Clarkson De-Creepify “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

But how predatory was the song to begin with? A brief investigation.

October 29, 2019
Film + TV
Megan Thee…Film Critic?

Megan Thee Stallion is apparently a horror buff and aspiring screenwriter.

October 23, 2019
Film + TV
John Mulaney Hates Scooters as Much as the Rest of Us

He’s been dissing them on Instagram.

October 17, 2019
Film + TV
Paul Dano Is Added to the Increasingly Impressive “Batman” Cast

He’ll be playing the villainous Riddler, who else?

October 17, 2019

Taylor Swift – Lover

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Credit: Taylor Swift/Youtube

Staff Picks
A Ranking of Taylor Swift’s Best “Lover” Bridges

We ranked ’em pre-“Lover,” so now it’s time for a follow-up.

October 16, 2019
Film + TV
Disney+ Knows Exactly How to Hook You

Their newly announced streaming list of movies/TV is a nostalgia fever dream.

October 14, 2019
Pharrell Finally Understands How Gross “Blurred Lines” Is

The rapper has officially distanced himself from his hit song with Robin Thicke. 

October 14, 2019
Film + TV
In Conversation: Kimberly Peirce on “Boys Don’t Cry,” Twenty Years Later

The filmmaker talks her seminal debut, how she dealt with that rape scene, & what female directors are up against.

October 07, 2019
Film + TV
A24 Is Offering Free Couples Therapy Post-“Midsommar”

Do you feel held by him? If not, it’s either the bear suit or counseling.

September 25, 2019

Lana Del Rey at Lollapalooza 2016 / photo by James Richards IV

Liz Phair Respects Music Critics

Following Lana Del Rey’s dig at NPR, this is refreshing.

September 06, 2019
Film + TVStaff Picks
The 10 Most Memorable “Between Two Ferns” Episodes

Ranking all the times Zach Galifianakis antagonized hot/wealthy people. 

September 04, 2019
Staff Picks
A Ranking of Taylor Swift’s Ten Best Bridges

She’s practically an architect.

August 22, 2019

Us Movie stills

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Credit: Universal Pictures

Film + TV
This Year’s Halloween Horror Nights Features a Maze Inspired by Jordan Peele’s “Us”

Universal Studios invites you to confront your murderous doppelgänger.

August 07, 2019
Staff Picks
Here Are Elliott Smith’s Ten Best Songs

An entirely subjective list of the songwriter’s greatest hits on what would have been his fiftieth birthday.

August 06, 2019
Film + TV
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe Are Grizzled Chums in “The Lighthouse” Trailer

Unshaven, gruff, and lonely seamen. What more could you ask for?

July 30, 2019
WATCH: The 1975’s Matty Healy Made the “James Corden” Show Interesting

They sang “I Like America & America Likes Me,” and Healy had a semi-meltdown onstage. 

July 23, 2019
Art & Culture
Los Angeles Is Getting a “Blade Runner” Pop-Up Bar in November

All your money will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to be poor.

July 11, 2019
Art & Culture
Johnathan Rice in Seventeen Syllables

Before the sparse crooner released his first new album in six years, he rose to Instagram stardom by way of writing haikus. 

July 10, 2019
Film + TV
Don’t Post Fireworks Videos—Watch These Movie Scene Fireworks Instead

Why post blurry Fourth of July vids on social media when you could post screenshots from these classic works of cinema?

July 04, 2019
Art & Culture
Philippe Cousteau Jr. and Michael Muller Are Making Waves

The grandson of Jacques Cousteau and the world’s foremost shark photographer chat.

July 02, 2019
Art & CultureDigital CoverFilm + TV
Alex Honnold: The Rock Whisperer

He’s the only person to have scaled Yosemite monster-wall El Capitan without ropes, a feat detailed in the Oscar-winning doc “Free Solo.”

June 25, 2019
Dodie Clark vs. Jacob Collier: Bedroom Introvert Musicians

A pair of English rising superstars on their music careers, collaboration, and YouTube success.

June 18, 2019
WATCH: Charly Bliss Dress in White to Cavort in Fields for “Young Enough” Video

Brooklyn’s power pop foursome have a visual for their second album’s title track.

June 12, 2019
Film + TV
All the “Game of Thrones” Series Finale Looks, Ranked

The show is over, but fashion is furever. (Like, fur pelts. There are a lot.)

May 20, 2019
Film + TV
Josh Gondelman Is a Cozy Cardigan

The writer/comedian is really nice. Like, suspiciously nice.

April 26, 2019
Film + TV
The Trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die” Features a Roster of Power Players

Is this the best cast ever assembled?

April 01, 2019
Film + TV
Singing Adam Sandler Is the Best Adam Sandler

He just wrote a dope tune about Elmo for the fiftieth anniversary of “Sesame Street,” and he has a long history of songs before that. 

March 21, 2019

Lizzo / photo by Carlo Cavaluzzi

Lizzo’s Internet Presence Is ?

Her ass is all over social media, and no one’s complaining.

March 15, 2019
Your Musical Guidance Counselor Amanda Palmer Will See You Now

The singer-songwriter talks her first solo album in six years, “There Will Be No Intermission,” and how her fans and becoming a mom influenced her music.

March 08, 2019
Art & Culture
Reminder: Stephen King’s Wife Tabitha Is Her Own, Talented Person and Poet

The couple just made a $1.25 million donation, but some headlines didn’t acknowledge her. 

February 28, 2019
Film + TV
Spike Lee Had Zero F*#ks Left To Give at the 2019 Oscars

The filmmaker was in full-on sass mode last night. And for good reason.

February 25, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers / photo by Natasha Aftandilians

Reminder: Phoebe Bridgers Exposed Ryan Adams in Diss Track “Motion Sickness”

They’re both in the news right now; he as the accused, she as an accuser. 

February 22, 2019
Film + TV
It’s Time for the Rachel McAdamsaissance

“The Notebook” is pretty dumb, but Rachel McAdams makes it kinda wonderful.

February 20, 2019
Film + TV
Best Supporting Inanimate Objects 2019

Our non-human Oscar picks might be more awards-worthy than the actors who drank, ate, and wore them.

February 19, 2019
Film + TV
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” Is a Valentine’s Day Movie

Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their shitty holidays.

February 14, 2019
Art & Culture
Gaby Dunn Is Here to Help Millennials with Money

The writer-comedian’s book, “Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together,” is out now.  

February 08, 2019
Art & Culture
The New Emojis, Ranked

Ten new non-verbal ways to express yo’self.

February 06, 2019
Art & CultureFilm + TV
In Nick Broomfield’s “Marianne & Leonard,” Cohen’s Muse Finally Gets Her Day in the Sun

The documentarian speaks about his deep-dive into the famous couple’s fraught romantic history.

February 01, 2019
Film + TV
Girls in Tight Dresses Who Drag With Mustaches Are Back: “The L Word” Reboot is Coming to Showtime

Here are our fan requests.

January 31, 2019

A still from “Hail Satan?” by Penny Lane, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Naiti Gmez.

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Film + TV
Speaking with Satanic Temple Co-Founder Lucien Greaves at Sundance Made Me Want to Join His Reasonable Religion

“Hail, Satan?” premiered at Sundance last weekend. But don’t worry—these guys don’t actually worship Satan.

January 30, 2019
Hey, New York Times: Leonard Cohen’s Lyrics Are as Good as Any Poetry

A “New York Times” poetry review said this guy’s words are no good. Here’s why that’s crazy.

January 11, 2019
Film + TV
Sarah Silverman’s “I Love You, America” Got Canceled and I Am Sad

The Hulu show was like a tender, sympathetic antidote to the fast fury of Fox News.

January 09, 2019
Film + TV
Our Picks for Oscar Host 2019

Eat your heart out, Academy.

January 07, 2019
Art & Culture
Spirits, Dead Kids, and Things That Go Bump in Edward Gorey’s Night

On the artist’s elegant-goth style, his wide-ranging influence, and his non-existent love life.

November 16, 2018
Digital CoverFilm + TV
Paul Dano and the Importance of Being Earnest

Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the offbeat (and oft-beat) actor and first-time director.

October 31, 2018
Film + TV
Soul Skaters: The Young Stars of “mid90s”

The five leads of Jonah Hill’s new film are, for the most part, skateboarders first and actors second. But being a skater doesn’t mean just one thing anymore.

October 25, 2018
Film + TV
Every Shark Movie Is a Good Movie

We fear sharks but love shark movies. So what are they really about?

August 21, 2018
Film + TV
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. 

August 08, 2018
Reviews
Cornelia Murr, “Lake Tear of the Clouds”

“Lake Tear of the Clouds” skims lazily over fields of grass, Murr’s voice aloft on the breeze.

July 16, 2018
Film + TV
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.”

July 10, 2018

Jonah Hill and Director Gus Van Sant behind the scenes on the set of DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

Film + TV
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.

June 27, 2018
BreakingFilm + TV
The Dueling Talents of Lola Kirke

Now splitting her time between acting and music, the “Gemini” star is conducting to her own tune.

June 08, 2018
Film + TV
“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.

May 31, 2018
White-Bread Pop, Hero Worship, and the Vacant Hooks of Charlie Puth

With each day Puth is saddling closer and closer to Bieber territory—meaning he’s heading in the wrong direction. 

May 24, 2018
Film + TV
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.

April 10, 2018

courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Art & CultureFilm + TV
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.

March 09, 2018
Art & CultureFilm + TVStaff Picks
Best Supporting Inanimate Objects 2018

You know who the unsung heroes are? Those inanimate objects who aid actors and directors in their quest to make us feel something.

March 02, 2018
Film + TVIn Conversation
In Conversation: Vicky Krieps on “Phantom Thread” and Feminine Strength

The actress stars in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest and Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx”—both roles in which she plays wife to great men who need her much more than they realize.

February 27, 2018