Articles by Lizzie Logan
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.
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.
Rearview Mirror: “The Talented Mr. Ripley”
Twenty years later, we reconsider the deceit, intrigue, and blame at the center of Anthony Minghella’s film.
10 DCOMs on Disney+ We Need to Talk About
These are the Disney Channel Original Movies that need to be seen to be believed.
Rearview Mirror: “Finding Neverland”
The romance-fantasy-biopic-drama about J.M. Barrie and the creation of Peter Pan turns fifteen.
Rearview Mirror: “Where the Wild Things Are”
Spike Jonze’s melancholy adaptation of Maurice Sendak children’s book turns ten.
Rearview Mirror: “American Beauty”
The downer fable about unhappy white people turns twenty.
Rearview Mirror: “Inglourious Basterds”
Quentin Tarantino’s Nazi-killing fantasy turns ten today.
Break Up with Your Girlfriend, It’s Spring
How to be a homewrecker in nine songs.
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.
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.