Movies

Revisiting 1980, The Year the Movies Killed Disco

"Xanadu" and "Apple" have both gained a cult following for their woeful depictions of a movement past its prime

Movies

“Hillbilly Elegy” and the Rise of the Award-Season Thirst Trap

Why did Amy Adams and Glenn Close choose to do such a bad movie? For the Oscar.

Movies

Surrealist Masterpiece “The Twentieth Century” Might Be the Best Film of 2020

Director Matthew Rankin discusses his brilliant “Heritage Minute from Hell"

Movies

Sofia Coppola’s DIY Debut Was a Towering Monument to Gen-X Malaise

In 1994, Comedy Central gave Sofia Coppola a contract. She gave them "Hi-Octane."

Movies

25 Years Later, It’s Obvious We Got “Showgirls” All Wrong

Former "Saved by the Bell" star Elizabeth Berkley's performance nearly torpedoed her entire career

Movies

How "Sexy Beast" Reinvented the Heist Film

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

Movies

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

Movies

Charlie Kaufman Has Reached Peak "Whoa, Dude"

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

Movies

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

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

Crime

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

Movies

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

Movies

Looking Back at a Decade of Iconoclastic Director Yorgos Lanthimos

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