March 02, 2013
From Jayne Mansfield to Seth MacFarlane, a brief history of Hollywood's breast anxiety.
What Are All Our Zombies Telling Us?
March 01, 2013
There are sane young people who are not counting on living a full term. And there are things in our culture that reflect that doubt.
R.I.P. Alan Sharp, a Writer Too Dark for Hollywood
February 22, 2013
Alan Sharp's movies reflected the confusion, failures, and darkness of the 1970s—and maybe that's why no one wanted to see them.
The Adverse Side Effects of Steven Soderbergh's Movie Career
February 15, 2013
Steven Soderbergh has made a career of balancing ambitious films with crowdpleasers. His rotten new movie suggests why he may be getting out of the game.
An Important Israeli Film's Large Implications
February 11, 2013
In "The Gatekeepers," six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s FBI, describe the good, the bad, and the ugly of their job.
Argo Before Argo
February 09, 2013
Wag the Dog was the Hollywood satire Ben Affleck should have made
Not Every Scandal Needs a Movie
February 01, 2013
The prospect of seeing Al Pacino play Joe Paterno, or anyone play Lance Armstrong, is reason enough to give up the film critic business.
'Parade’s End': Ford Madox Ford’s Masterpiece Comes to the Screen
January 27, 2013
Imagine the production values of “Downton Abbey,” but aimed at a grown-up audience.
Why Helen Hunt Deserves a Best Actress Oscar for The Sessions
January 19, 2013
The Oscars are odd. It’s just about the only reason left for having them; that and for the sake of the people who make red carpets. Every year when the nominations come out, there are three or four days of stories about the “surprises” and the people who were “snubbed.” So Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow were overlooked, but Michael Haneke was remarked on. And Helen Hunt got a supporting actress nod for The Sessions. No, I’m not suggesting that she was undeserving—far from it.