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Film + TV
Rearview Mirror: “The Nanny Diaries”

In this 2007 dramedy, even the low-hanging fruit goes unharvested.

August 24, 2022
Film + TV
Rearview Mirror: “Ruby Sparks”

10 years on, the wish-fulfillment-fantasy rom-com is still a pleasant watch, though it may be a bit darker than you remember.

July 25, 2022
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Rearview Mirror: “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”

Revisiting the not-entirely-un-Everything-Everywhere-All-at-Once–like dramedy 20 years on.

June 07, 2022
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Rearview Mirror: “Spider-Man 3”

Looking past its overly complicated plot, the third installment to Sam Raimi’s trilogy instigated the modern epidemic of Too Much Spidey.

May 04, 2022
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Rearview Mirror: “In the Land of Women”

Revisiting Jonathan Kasdan’s occasionally funny but entirely predictable directorial debut 15 years on.

April 20, 2022
Art & Culture
Dynasty Typewriter: A Comedy Theater Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Part vaudeville, part clubhouse, Dynasty Typewriter is the coolest spot in alternative comedy. But with global ambitions, its founders are just getting started.

March 24, 2022
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Rearview Mirror: “21 Jump Street”

Looking back on one comedy from the ’80s-remake boom that’s aged like milk 10 years on.

March 16, 2022
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Rearview Mirror: Queen of the Damned

There’s no mystery, no pathos, no heart, and no humor in this 2002 fanfic-like vampire tale—though you might like watching it drunk with your friends.

February 22, 2022
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Rearview Mirror: Save the Date

Buried in a year particularly full of other wedding-set romantic comedies, “Date” remains a charming outlier—not to mention a vestige of peak quirk.

January 24, 2022
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Rearview Mirror: “War Horse”

“War Horse”? More like “Why Horse”!

December 23, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “Casino Royale”

At 15, the 007 origin story holds up as the best Daniel Craig Bond movie, as well as one of the high points of mid-’00s action flicks.

November 17, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “Marie Antoinette”

On its 15th anniversary, we revisit Sofia Coppola’s tale of decadence that favors vibes over morals and parable.

October 20, 2021
Film + TV
A Polite Request: Enough with the Diana Stuff

They’re doing you dirty, Diana.

October 01, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “Zoolander”

It’s no “Josie and the Pussycats,” but the oft-quoted Ben Stiller film sure gave us a laugh when we needed one.

September 28, 2021
Hear an Early Stream of The Great American Novel’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Online”

The NY-based collective’s new album officially drops tomorrow.

August 26, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “30 Minutes or Less”

On its 10th anniversary, we revisit the junior-varsity bro comedy that was almost certainly inspired by an actual gruesome crime.

August 12, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “Crazy, Stupid, Love”

Revisiting the 2011 rom-com that’s little more than what the title suggests.

July 19, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

On its 25th anniversary, it’s time to revisit the Disney movie as the dark, twisted, weird-as-fuck animated musical for kids that it is.

June 21, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “The Mummy”

Revisiting the 1999 himbo adventure classic about white people fucking around with ancient artifacts, which rocks.

May 04, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “Scream 4”

Looking back on the tired horror-satire 10 years on, and exploring how it anticipates a post–Wes Craven revival of the series.

April 15, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “She’s the Man”

Looking back on a (sadly) bygone lit-adaptation teen movie tradition via a staple of the genre that probably couldn’t have been made today.

March 17, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “Happy Gilmore”

Reassessing the Sandler arc on his career-defining film’s 25th anniversary.

February 16, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “The Wedding Planner”

Revisiting the rom-com 20 years later, J.Lo playing a full-blooded Italian is far from the only detail we can’t get behind.

January 26, 2021
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Rearview Mirror: “The Godfather Part III”

We come to the third best, cousincest “Godfather” before the day of its 30th anniversary.

December 23, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Pride & Prejudice”

Revisiting Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation—with its too-attractive Elizabeth and .gif-able hand flex—fifteen years later.

November 11, 2020
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It’s Time to Talk About Hollywood’s Obsession with Pete Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door”

A scientific investigation into the cinematic dad rock tune that would not die.

November 02, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Elizabethtown”

Looking back on fifteen years of Cameron Crowe’s half-baked rom-com and, of course, the “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” trope.

October 14, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Remember the Titans”

How three monumental events in 2020 have reshaped the race-conscious Disney favorite on its 20th anniversary.

September 23, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “The Baby-Sitters Club”

Recently revived by Netflix, we revisit the original 1995 hangout movie for its 25th anniversary.

August 18, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Wedding Crashers”

Revisiting the rom-com—which is problematic for reasons you might not expect—fifteen years later.

July 15, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Me and You and Everyone We Know”

Less profound than personal, we revisit Miranda July’s debut feature 15 years later.

June 17, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “MacGruber”

Love it or hate it, this “SNL” adaptation is unquestionably unpleasant to watch with your dad.

May 21, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Re-re-revisiting the comedy classic in the era of quarantine.

April 27, 2020
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Fiona Apple Is a Boon for Film and TV Soundtracks

The songwriter bridges the gap between character and audience in “Bridesmaids” and Hustlers.”

April 17, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Greenberg”

Noah Baumbach’s prickliest film turns ten.

March 18, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “The Color of Friendship”

Guess who’s coming to the foreign exchange program? A DCOM, 20 years later.

February 04, 2020
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Rearview Mirror: “Phantom of the Opera”

Fifteen years later, “Phantom” joins the tradition of bad movies that feel good to hate.

January 20, 2020
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Brittany Murphy Still Deserves Your Attention

On the tenth anniversary of the actress’ untimely death, her legacy lives on—though not as potently as it should. 

December 19, 2019
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Rearview Mirror: “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

Twenty years later, we reconsider the deceit, intrigue, and blame at the center of Anthony Minghella’s film.  

December 10, 2019
Film + TV
10 DCOMs on Disney+ We Need to Talk About

These are the Disney Channel Original Movies that need to be seen to be believed.

November 21, 2019
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Rearview Mirror: “Finding Neverland”

The romance-fantasy-biopic-drama about J.M. Barrie and the creation of Peter Pan turns fifteen.

November 12, 2019
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Rearview Mirror: “Where the Wild Things Are”

Spike Jonze’s melancholy adaptation of Maurice Sendak children’s book turns ten.

October 16, 2019
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Rearview Mirror: “American Beauty”

The downer fable about unhappy white people turns twenty. 

September 17, 2019

Melanie Laurent stars in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS as Shosanna.

Film + TV
Rearview Mirror: “Inglourious Basterds”

Quentin Tarantino’s Nazi-killing fantasy turns ten today.

August 21, 2019
Break Up with Your Girlfriend, It’s Spring

How to be a homewrecker in nine songs.

March 25, 2019
Film + TV
Investigating Jena Friedman’s Deadpan Brand of Feminist Humor

The comedian and “Soft Focus” creator talks sexual harassment in gaming, how to joke about topics like campus rape, and sitting down with John McAfee, who was surrounded by guns.

March 12, 2019
Vampire Weekend Is Obsessed with Referencing Columbia

When it comes to songwriters with Ivy school spirit, Ezra Koenig is in a league of his own.

February 12, 2019