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William Jackson Harper Is Facing His Fears

The star of NBC’s “The Good Place” and A24’s “Midsommar” is a nervous kinda guy.

July 08, 2019
Film + TV
Deleting the Male Gaze: Isa Mazzei Gives Horror an Upgrade in “Cam”

A former camgirl flipped the script in writing and co-creating a new horror flick inspired by her own experiences, available now on Netflix.  

December 27, 2018
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Kate Berlant and John Early Are Hungry: A Love Story in Four Courses

With their cunning comedic personas and unique kinship, this one-of-a-kind twosome provides a breath of fresh air…even at their most breathless.

May 01, 2018
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The Hired Lows: “Corporate”’s Creators Are Down to Funny Business

For Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, the recipe for the creative success of their comedy series “Corporate” is one part inspiration, one part perspiration, all parts depression.  

January 17, 2018
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Rob Huebel Has a Question for You

You’ve seen him everywhere, but you still might want to be careful following Rob Huebel into the woods in his new YouTube Red comedy series, “Do You Want to See a Dead Body?”

November 16, 2017
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Jenny Jaffe Will See You Now

The creator and star of IFC’s webseries “Neurotica” is here to help you deal.

October 30, 2017

image courtesy of Neon

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Trends and Enemies: The Obsessions of Matt Spicer’s “Ingrid Goes West”

The director of the Aubrey Plaza–led Internet thriller talks Instagram, mental health, and Los Angeles.

August 14, 2017
Art & Culture
Hysterically Accurate: Dave Anthony on “The Dollop”

America’s past brings a comedic goldmine to Anthony and co-host Gareth Reynolds’s podcast…even when the nation’s outlook is not-so-golden.

June 26, 2017

illustration by Adam Ballinger

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Demetri Martin: Some One-Liners from Someone Else

Demetri Martin has always marched to the beat of his own bits, but after twenty years of quips, skits, and sketches, is he ready to talk about himself?

June 20, 2017

photo by Art Streiber

Film + TV
Jim Jefferies Takes On the World

The Aussie outlaw comedian loses the leather jacket but keeps the foul mouth as he leans back on his new seat at the late-night comedy table.

June 06, 2017
Film + TV
Breaking: Amy Shiels

The long-awaited return to “Twin Peaks” isn’t a return for some of its stars—it’s an introduction. And for Amy Shiels, the only newcomer to appear in every new episode, it’s been a long time coming.

May 16, 2017
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Thomas Middleditch: Extremely Vincible

Sad streaks, fatal flaws, and new generations of bullies are all laughing matters when you own it and clown it like Thomas Middleditch.

April 19, 2017

photo by Art Streiber

Film + TV
Moshe Kasher’s Got Problems (and Maybe Solutions)

The candid comedian with the gift of gab brings his talking cure to the nation with “late-night daytime talk show” “Problematic.”

April 17, 2017
Film + TVReviews
Prequel Opportunities: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Pits Diversity Against Adversity

Gareth Edwards’s first crack at the series goes against type.

December 16, 2016
Film + TV
The Score: Mica Levi

The “Jackie” composer—and leader of Micachu and the Shapes—shares her favorite moments in which film and music blend seamlessly to create the perfect scene.

December 02, 2016
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Sci-Fidelity: The Future Dreams of Daveed Diggs

True to his past, living in the present, and crafting visions of the future, Daveed Diggs travels through time—and wishes for more of it—on a mission to redefine “normal.”

November 30, 2016

ATLANTA — “The Jacket” — Episode 10 (Airs Tuesday, November 1, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles, Lakeith Stanfield as Darius, Donald Glover as Earnest Marks. CR: Quantrell Colbert/FX

Film + TV
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.

November 10, 2016


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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.

November 04, 2016

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Laugh Finds a Way: Patton Oswalt and the Performers of Festival Supreme Rock, Talk, and Mock in the Face of Chaos

Tenacious D’s fourth annual smorgasbord of music and comedy in LA blended the elation of the holiday weekend with the doom of the impending election—and brought some much welcomed talking for clapping for one performer in particular making his return to the stage.

October 31, 2016

Tenacious D / photo by Cody Burkhardt

Art & Culture
Still Tenacious After All D’s Years

Jack Black and Kyle Gass—a.k.a. JB and KG, a.k.a. Jables and Rage—talk Festival Supreme and twenty years of The D.

October 25, 2016


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Entertaining Complaining: Kyle Kinane’s “Loose in Chicago”

The Windy City–bred, LA-based comedian takes on the joys of concealed carry and Laotian honeymoons in his new Comedy Central special.

October 14, 2016


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East of Feedin’: The EastSide Food Festival Offers a Slice of Home, Wherever That May Be

For the third edition of the LA foodie takeover, a friendly frenzy was prompted in the partakers’ own personal paradise.

October 04, 2016


Breaking: Clipping

Normal is never normal for the LA experimental hip-hop trio.

September 20, 2016
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Download All: Love (+ Radio) Hurts

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.

September 08, 2016

Grace Jones at FYF / photo by Rozette Rago

Fuck (Yeah to) Everything: FYF Fest 2016

A good music festival for a bad year.

August 29, 2016

Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster of The Best Show / photo by Mindy Tucker

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Download All: “The Best Show” Is the Stuff You Need

Download All pays tribute to the cult obsessions, strange thrills, and hidden rewards of Earth’s newest and most underestimated artform: the podcast.

August 03, 2016

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in “The Nice Guys”

Film + TVReviews
“The Nice Guys”: A Crowe and a Gosling Walk into a Bar

While it searches for its heart, the banter and beatings give Shane Black’s action-comedy its wings.

May 20, 2016
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He Said, She Said: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Two of our film critics take on the latest installment in the intergalactic space opera in the preferred forum of pop-culture enthusiasts everywhere: the Gmail G-chat.

December 21, 2015
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Ten-Dollar Words, Plus Interest: “Hamilton” on Broadway

Believe your ears: the musical “Hamilton” really is an American dream.

November 06, 2015

Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies

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War of the Words: “Bridge of Spies” is All Talk—And That’s a Good Thing

Spielberg skips espionage thrills to focus on the drama found in decency

October 19, 2015

Chris Pratt in Jurassic World

Film + TVReviews
Worlds Apart: Returning to the Island for “Jurassic World”

The long-awaited update to the Jurassic franchise is less theory, more chaos.

June 15, 2015

Jon Hamm as Don Draper – Mad Men _ Season 7, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Courtesy of AMC

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“Mad Men”: A Hilltop to Die On

How “Mad Men”’s finale found a billion-dollar harmony between its two warring cultures.

May 26, 2015


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Shifting Gears: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

The unexpected engine of “Mad Max: Fury Road”’s post-apocalyptic chase delivers a revolutionary thrill

May 15, 2015
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LIVE: Things Get Slightly, Suitably Strange at the Theater at the Ace Hotel for The Music of David Lynch (4/1/15)

Collaborators, fans, and the beloved cult director himself took to the United Artists Theatre stage to raise awareness and funds on the tenth anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation.

April 03, 2015
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The Sexorcist: “It Follows”

Flaws and all, David Robert Mitchell’s indie horror flick follows its own instincts with style and scares.

March 27, 2015

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH: Will Forte as Phil Miller in the first half of the “Alive in Tucson/The Elephant…

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May “The Last Man” Win

Will Forte, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller’s post-apocalypse is just getting started.

March 06, 2015

What We Do in the Shadows press image

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“What We Do in the Shadows”: Bloody Funny

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s mockumentary continues the hip reclamation of vampires

March 04, 2015

J.K. Simmon, Damien Chazelle, and Miles Teller in WHIPLASH / photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

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Breaking: Damien Chazelle

The writer/director of the critical smash “Whiplash” taps into our fear (and love) of tyrannical mentors

February 18, 2015