Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood
So long, long-tail
January 17, 2014

This piece first appeared on In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail.

Hate Awards Season Frenzy? Blame the Golden Globes.
January 09, 2014

The Golden Globes kick off the Awards Season frenzy.

'The Wolf of Wall Street': No Moralizing, Great Filmmaking
Capitalist debauchery: It's the American way
January 09, 2014

The Great Gatsby was as bad as films come, and a forlorn quagmire for DiCaprio. Now he is redeemed with The Wolf of Wall Street.

'The Selfish Giant': The Part of England Everyone Forgot
Clio Barnard's masterpiece about rural England
January 03, 2014

A masterpiece about rural, post-industrial England, based on an Oscar Wilde story.

The Story Behind the Central Song in 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
December 20, 2013

The central song in 'Inside Llewyn Davis' has been performed by everyone from Pete Seeger to Bob Dylan to Jeff Buckley.

'Saving Mr. Banks' Is a Two-Hour Disney Commercial
December 19, 2013

Saving Mr Banks is a merciless film. It hits you with every sentimental low blow it can think of. Then it pounds you again. And when you’re down, it jumps on you.

Remembering Peter O'Toole
December 17, 2013

Remembering a brief encounter with the self-destructive, life-affirming star.

The Coen Brothers' New Movie Might Be Their Most Boring
'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a moody misstep
December 05, 2013

'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a moody misstep.

China Doesn't Want You to See This Year's Best Chinese Film
Luckily, I saw it in the U.S.
December 03, 2013

Luckily, you can see it here.

Cahiers du Reagan
From TNR, November 1, 1980
December 01, 2013

The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election