How "Sexy Beast" Reinvented the Heist Film

Twenty years later, Jonathan Glazer's debut remains a singular triumph within the genre


No Director Understands the Fragile Male Ego Like Albert Brooks

Woody Allen gets the plaudits, but Brooks is the true connoisseur of men behaving meekly


Charlie Kaufman Has Reached Peak "Whoa, Dude"

"I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is the culmination of 20 years of mindbending solipsism


Remembering the Steve Martin Buddy Comedy That Begins Where "Goodfellas" Ended

Thirty years later, "My Blue Heaven" deserves a second look


The Greatest Case Alan Dershowitz Ever Built Was His Own Mythology

How America's most famous trial lawyer helped create the court of public opinion he now rails against


The Importance of Sitting Through “Unwatchable” Movies

Holocaust drama “The Painted Bird” joins a long tradition of films that make us reckon with human suffering


Looking Back at a Decade of Iconoclastic Director Yorgos Lanthimos

Lanthimos is proof that the movie industry isn't always broken


"Da 5 Bloods" Actor Norm Lewis Explains the Methods and Mayhem of Spike Lee

A 30-year Broadway veteran, Lewis is enjoying a breakout of sorts with his latest role


"Shirley" Is 2020's Most Surprisingly Timely Movie

Shirley Jackson's life is adapted to a movie that's as complicated and interesting as the author's writing


Abel Ferrara Chats Old NYC, Life Before Quarantine and His Porno Roots

The legendary director regales from lockdown in his apartment in Rome


Even at 90, Clint Eastwood's Film Legend Continues to Evolve

"The Mule" and "Richard Jewell" find the iconic actor-director grappling with refreshingly new material


Is There Anything Under the Surface of Ryan Murphy’s Shallow Showbiz Utopias?

With "Hollywood," the "Glee" and "Pose" showrunner demonstrates a troubling return to form