Film

The New Fairy Tale Is Trying to Escape Its Past
September 23, 2014

How fairytale re-tellings betray their origins.

The Timeless Charm of Lauren Bacall
September 19, 2014

A feminist before there was feminism.

The Triumph of Digital Will Be the Death of Many Movies
The 35mm reel is slowly shuffling off this mortal coil

The end of the 35mm film. Digital may not be immortal either.

Whit Stillman: Why I Love Working With Amazon
September 02, 2014

The writer-director of "The Cosmopolitans" talks to to TNR about J.D. Salinger, competing with Al Franken, and the history of powdered wigs. 

Maggie Smith Isn't Always Wonderful
August 24, 2014

Lately, she's been resting on her laurels. 

How the Market Affects What Horror Makes it to Hollywood
August 22, 2014

Recent torture pornographers such as Eli Roth arguably have aligned themselves with 1970s American horror auteurs not only to legitimize their work but to cash in on their rebel credibility.

Twitter Grief Is Real Grief
There's nothing wrong with mourning celebrities online
August 19, 2014

There's nothing wrong with mourning celebrities online.

Lauren Bacall Was a Liberal Idol in a Rabidly Anti-Communist Hollywood
August 14, 2014

With her husband Humphrey Bogart, she resisted the studios' shameful blacklisting.

China's Millennial Literary Rivals Are Now Battling at the Box Office Too
Which young author-turned-director speaks more to China's youth?
August 13, 2014

Meet the two men fighting for the ears of China's youth.

This Was Robin Williams's Best Non-Comedic Performance
August 11, 2014

The comedian, who died Monday at the age of 63, was just as good in his serious roles, shorn of his marvelous manic vaudeville.

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