Rearview Mirror: “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Revisiting the 2011 rom-com that’s little more than what the title suggests.
Aesthetic Excess and Neglect: On Elder Abuse in George Romero’s “The Amusement Park”
Landing somewhere between horror and educational film, Romero’s recently recovered 1973 feature unfortunately feels very rooted in the reality of late capitalism.
“Zola” Is Much More Than Just “the Twitter Thread Movie” (Although It Doesn’t Need to Be)
How “gimmick” films like “Tangerine” and “Victoria” provided Janicza Bravo’s new movie the shorthand needed to make it great.
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.
In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on the Band’s Long Overdue Documentary
Ron and Russell Mael and “The Sparks Brothers” director talk about their unique place in music, past and present.
New PBS Doc Answers All of Your Questions About LA’s Famous “Dancing Man”
A fixture of the city’s live music scene since the ’70s, Howard Mordoh tells his story in the documentary short.
Barði Jóhannsson’s Inspirations Behind His “Agony” Score
The Icelandic composer made a playlist of film score favs that inspired his work on the new Asia Argento thriller.
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.
In Conversation: Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo on Their Podcast “Buffering the Vampire Slayer”
The duo discuss the genesis of the “Buffy”-themed podcast and their musical-inspired episode, “Once More with Once More, with Feeling.”
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.
In Conversation: Tamara Saviano on “Without Getting Killed or Caught” and the Genius of Guy Clark
The co-director of the new documentary on the outlaw country icon discusses her film and Clark’s influence on her life.
Life After Cancellation: “Bored to Death”
Raising a glass of white wine to the 24 episodes of HBO’s hipster-noir-detective-comedy, which was taken off the air a decade ago.
Please Bear with Me While I Explain That “The Lord of the Rings” Is a Maternity Allegory
With the film trilogy’s 20th anniversary creeping up, here’s something new to consider when rewatching it for the dozenth time: It is a movie about childbirth.
The Story Behind “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
With the Lee Daniels film making its debut on Hulu this weekend, we revisit the legacy of the FBN-targeted singer.
FKA twigs Is Working on a TV Adaptation of Her Martial Arts–Themed “sad day” Music Video for FX
She broke the news in a new interview with “I May Destroy You” creator Michaela Coel for The Face.
Our Streets Are Our Office: on “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Shaka King’s new movie examines the largely untold story of BPP Chairman Fred Hampton, whose assassination was instigated by the FBI.
Rearview Mirror: “Happy Gilmore”
Reassessing the Sandler arc on his career-defining film’s 25th anniversary.
Watch Cynthia Erivo Wear the Queen of Soul’s Crown in the “Genius: Aretha” Trailer
The eight-episode series airs March 26 via the National Geographic Channel.
In Conversation: The Sloppy Boys Blow Minds in Their New “Tha Mastah Bong Rippah” Video
The LA trio and “Birthday Boys” alums are here to prove that the world needs party bands more than ever.
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.
It’s Time to Talk About Michel Gondry as an Auteur Rather Than as a Music Video Director
Though he would probably reject such a formal label, the French director’s work is certainly worthy of study.
Animal Collective Scored a Documentary About SoundCloud Rappers, Weed, and “the End of the World”
Marnie Ellen Hertzler’s “Crestone” is out on PVOD February 16, with Domino releasing the score February 19.
Life After Cancellation: “Party Down”
Remembering Starz’s take on the ensemble workplace comedy, which only lasted twenty episodes.
In Conversation: M. Night Shyamalan on “Servant,” “Old,” and Adapting to Change
The Apple TV+ series and forthcoming feature prove that the director/writer still has many scary tricks up his sleeve.
Rearview Mirror: “The Godfather Part III”
We come to the third best, cousincest “Godfather” before the day of its 30th anniversary.
The Best TV of 2020
10 series that made sheltering in place a little easier.
The Best Films of 2020
The 10 movies that made us miss theaters most.