Articles by Lizzie Logan
Rearview Mirror: “War Horse”
“War Horse”? More like “Why Horse”!
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.
Rearview Mirror: “Marie Antoinette”
On its 15th anniversary, we revisit Sofia Coppola’s tale of decadence that favors vibes over morals and parable.
A Polite Request: Enough with the Diana Stuff
They’re doing you dirty, Diana.
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.
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.
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.
Rearview Mirror: “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Revisiting the 2011 rom-com that’s little more than what the title suggests.
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.
Rearview Mirror: “The Mummy”
Revisiting the 1999 himbo adventure classic about white people fucking around with ancient artifacts, which rocks.
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.
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.
Rearview Mirror: “Happy Gilmore”
Reassessing the Sandler arc on his career-defining film’s 25th anniversary.
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.
Rearview Mirror: “The Godfather Part III”
We come to the third best, cousincest “Godfather” before the day of its 30th anniversary.
Rearview Mirror: “Pride & Prejudice”
Revisiting Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation—with its too-attractive Elizabeth and .gif-able hand flex—fifteen years later.
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.
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.
Rearview Mirror: “Remember the Titans”
How three monumental events in 2020 have reshaped the race-conscious Disney favorite on its 20th anniversary.
Rearview Mirror: “The Baby-Sitters Club”
Recently revived by Netflix, we revisit the original 1995 hangout movie for its 25th anniversary.
Rearview Mirror: “Wedding Crashers”
Revisiting the rom-com—which is problematic for reasons you might not expect—fifteen years later.
Rearview Mirror: “Me and You and Everyone We Know”
Less profound than personal, we revisit Miranda July’s debut feature 15 years later.
Rearview Mirror: “MacGruber”
Love it or hate it, this “SNL” adaptation is unquestionably unpleasant to watch with your dad.
Rearview Mirror: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
Re-re-revisiting the comedy classic in the era of quarantine.
Fiona Apple Is a Boon for Film and TV Soundtracks
The songwriter bridges the gap between character and audience in “Bridesmaids” and Hustlers.”
Rearview Mirror: “Greenberg”
Noah Baumbach’s prickliest film turns ten.
Rearview Mirror: “The Color of Friendship”
Guess who’s coming to the foreign exchange program? A DCOM, 20 years later.
Rearview Mirror: “Phantom of the Opera”
Fifteen years later, “Phantom” joins the tradition of bad movies that feel good to hate.