Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
Big Page, Little Screen Dept. (2016/08/17 08:00)
Write something unfilmable.
Cynthia's Blues Dept. (2016/07/21 08:00)
Can in time a comic book stand in the same realm as anything Henry James produced? I'm sure it's possible; I'd argue it's already happened.
But That's Still Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man Dept. (2016/04/11 09:00)
I think, therefore I differ.
Playing Catchup Dept. (2016/03/31 11:20)
Batman v Superman, and Writerman v Plotcomplicationthings.
The Big Snub Dept. (2016/01/29 02:00)
At what point does "doing your own thing" become mere contempt for the audience?
Am I Blu? Dept. (2016/01/05 10:00)
I know I'm not 4K, that's for sure.
Stuporheroes Dept. (2016/01/02 01:00)
Age of Dulltron.
Strange Days (2015/10/20 10:00)
Twenty years on, James Cameron's (and Kathryn Bigelow's) millennial cyberpunk masterwork still packs the kinds of wallops mainstream filmmaking has retreated from in near-panic
Vampyros Lesbos/She Killed in Ecstasy (2015/09/23 10:00)
Amateurish, clumsy, primitive, and weird, but all in such an unselfconscious and unmannered way, these films end up generating an endearing fascination
Angst (2015/09/14 10:00)
Unseen for decades except by the most stalwart, this startling early-'80s experiment remains contemporary for reasons entirely apart from its groundbreaking visuals
Crowded Garage Dept. (2015/09/11 10:00)
There's less room than ever for a big movie to fail.
Put Away Childish Things And All That Dept. (2015/08/24 10:00)
Comics are just for kids. Right?
Nothing Special Dept. (2015/08/10 09:00)
"When any image is possible, no image is all that impressive anymore."
Predestination (2015/08/02 10:00)
How did this astonishing little miracle of a movie -- easily the best adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's work to film yet -- pass without leaving so much as a ripple?
Big Ticket Dept. (2015/07/10 11:00)
On taking superhero movies seriously (because billion-dollar box office isn't serious enough, I guess).
R100 (2015/06/09 10:00)
Hitoshi Matsumoto's latest cinematic shaggy-dog story willfully goes up blind alleys, but that's no reason to follow along.
Under The Skin (2015/05/01 10:00)
Scarlett Johannson does so much with so little, in this minimalist story of questioned self-identity.
Of Silos And Vin Diesel Dept. (2015/03/27 10:00)
Why never to say something can't win Best Picture. Or shouldn't.
Lucy (2015/03/18 10:00)
Forget about the ridiculous premise, if you can; Luc Besson's latest gets major props for sheer audacity.
Noise Filters Dept. (2015/02/13 10:00)
The uncanny has become the new normal.
My Dinner With André (2015/01/20 10:00)
Out of two men talking, nothing more, came one of the best films of its decade.
The Perfect Hamburger Dept. (2015/01/10 02:00)
We shouldn't kid ourselves that consistent mediocrity is a worthy goal.
Marveling At What They've Done Dept. (2015/01/02 03:30)
No, Marvel really is making the same movie over and over.
Gilliam's Island Dept. (2015/01/02 02:00)
Terry Gilliam sifts through Hollywood's ashes, comes up broke.
Science fiction, rebooted.
Other Lives Of The Mind