Jesse Hassenger

Jesse Hassenger is a writer and editor whose film, TV, and pop-culture criticism has appeared in The A.V. Club, GQ, Decider, Inside Hook, The Guardian, Polygon, The Daily Beast, Vulture, and Paste Magazine, where he is currently Associate Editor for the site's movies section. He is also co-host of The New Flesh, a podcast about horror movies and the horror lifestyle, and co-creator of The Podcast. A member of the Online Critics Society and the Critics Choice Association, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, and assorted physical media.

All Articles From Jesse Hassenger

Every Pop Music Biopic of the 21st Century, Ranked

From the electric to the downright cringe, we ranked every musical biopic from this century

The Shane Gillis “SNL” Episode Offered a Lazy, Smirking Alternate Reality

Whether you consider him to be a racist hack or an anti-woke truth-teller, you were probably disappointed by his mediocre showing on Saturday night

Is “Drive-Away Dolls” Proof That the Coen Brothers Don’t Need Each Other?

The Ethan Coen crime farce is good, but would it have been better with both siblings?

Broadway, Hollywood and the Endless Loop of “Remusicals”

The journey from the big screen to Broadway and back again can be a perilous one

Lessons From Bob Dylan’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways” Tour

Familiarity is never a guarantee when it comes to the legendary musician's live show

Will Michael Mann’s Diehard Fans Embrace “Ferrari”?

The film is a departure for the beloved director

“Killers of the Flower Moon” and the Stunted Masculinity of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Scorsese Characters

The actor and director reunite for the first time in a decade with the new film

Can Bradley Cooper and Glen Powell Break Out of the Stereotypical Handsome-Guy Persona This Fall?

Can the actors change their trajectories with "Maestro" and "Hit Man," respectively?

The Equalizer: Denzel Washington’s Lone, Confusing Franchise

Why would one of our greatest living actors take shelter in an old-fashioned series of vengeance pictures?

"Bottoms" Proves Rachel Sennott Is a Comedy Star

The actress is hilarious as the ringleader of a high-school fight club

Why Does Netflix Keep Churning Out Action Movie Knockoffs?

How "Heart of Stone," "Red Notice" and "The Gray Man" became Netflix action "mockbusters"

Remembering the Boundless Enthusiasm of Paul Reubens

The man best known as Pee-Wee Herman died today at the age of 70

The “Barbie” Movie Is Better Than It Has Any Business Being

The Greta Gerwig film blends feel-good camp with moving real-world anxieties

Can Tom Cruise Save the Movies With Another “Mission: Impossible” Sequel?

The actor returns as Ethan Hunt in one of the best action movies of the year

“Joy Ride” Deserves More Than Those “Hangover” Comparisons

The sex-positive comedy includes thoughtful consideration of Asian-American identity