The Moral Philosophy of Captain America
April 02, 2014
If Aristotle could have imagined the Captain’s mission of giving everyone freedom to live as they choose, he would have reacted with incredulous contempt.
The Big New 'Noah' Movie Is Closer to the Bible Than its Christian Critics Will Admit
March 27, 2014
If you’re going to make a movie of a Bible story, you’re going to need to fill in some major gaps.
The Sad Truth about Philip Seymour Hoffman
March 22, 2014
It's tempting to say that Hoffman overcame his addiction in order to act. But it just isn't so: His addiction fueled his great feats of acting.
The Story Behind the Greatest Movie Never Made
March 20, 2014
El Topo director Alejandro Jodorowsky's project was derailed by money problems and insane ambition.
'Nymphomaniac' Isn't Shocking. It's a Man's Conventional, Sexist View of Female Sexuality.
March 19, 2014
It's a Man's Conventional, Sexist View of Female Sexuality.
I owe Rob Thomas an apology for doubting the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie.
The World's Greatest Feminist Fishmonger
March 11, 2014
The Sturgeon Queens profiles the smoked fish and appetizing emporium, Russ & Daughters.
‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Wes Anderson At His Worst
March 05, 2014
Grand Budapest Hotel, the latest from Wes Anderson, is dazzling and exhausting but ultimately bereft.
Ellen Was the Perfect Host
March 03, 2014
For one thing, that Liza Minelli bit was amazing.
The Best Picture Is a Sham
February 26, 2014
12 Years a Slave is a great film, but that's not why it'll win Best Picture. It'll win so that the Academy can forgive itself for making no other good films about slavery for the last hundred years.