Film

Elisabeth Moss’s New Film Explores the Psycho-Horror of Female Friendship
August 28, 2015

Queen of Earth gives us Elena Ferrante’s women trapped in a Lars von Trier film.

A Hollywood Legend Returns With a Screwball Comedy. Will Anyone Notice?
August 19, 2015

Peter Bogdanovich is back—with a little help from his friend Wes Anderson.

South Sudan's Orderly Disorder
August 14, 2015

A new film shows the ravages of bureaucracy in the world's newest country.

The Master of Childish Men Gives Women a Second Chance
August 13, 2015

Mistress America, the latest from Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, is about women helping each other grow up.

'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Is a Story of Sexual Abuse—and Female Empowerment
August 06, 2015

The everyday sexual concerns of a teenage girl have rarely been so honestly depicted in film.

What’s David Foster Wallace Doing in a Bromance Movie?
July 31, 2015

The End of the Tour is mostly about candy and male-bonding. 

Why I’m Not Watching the David Foster Wallace Movie: He Taught Me Not To
July 27, 2015

He was addicted to entertainment but thought it caused “a sort of emptiness.”

The American Actor May Be in Decline. Jake Gyllenhaal Is Most Certainly Not.
July 23, 2015

Gyllenhaal delivers another exceptional performance in ‘Southpaw’.

The Black Comedy of India's Justice System

Court, director Chaitanya Tamhane's debut film, takes on the absurdity of the Indian judicial system. 

Amy Schumer's Old-Fashioned Family Values
July 16, 2015

People who go into Trainwreck looking for a subversive truth-teller or feminist role model will be disappointed. Their loss.

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