Film

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.

Stop Making Superhero Movies Just for Grown-Ups
July 16, 2015

'Batman v Superman' and 'Suicide Squad' are everything that's wrong with the genre today.

What Does It Mean to Sound Gay?

The stereotypical "gay voice" has a complicated history.

Can a Rich White Guy Be an Everyman?
July 09, 2015

The insidious class politics of “Self/Less.”

Disney, Do It for My Daughter: Make a Film Starring Gay Characters
July 08, 2015

Lighting the Cinderella Castle in the LGBT rainbow is a nice gesture, but not enough.

Rihanna Is No Pam Grier
July 07, 2015

"BBHMM" puts a materialistic spin on a social-justice blaxploitation classic.

The Story of the Only Irishman Ever Deported From Ireland
July 03, 2015

A review of acclaimed director Ken Loach's latest movie, Jimmy's Hall.

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