Film

'Transcendence' Is So Bad You'll Start to Feel Sorry for Johnny Depp
April 17, 2014

Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, and Rebecca Hall are trapped in this terrible movie.

No Wonder Teens Love Stories About Dystopias—They Feel Like They're In One
April 11, 2014

Young adult books (and films) speak to the part of us whose identity is yet unformed, full of rage and fear and longing.

Mickey Rooney Was the Last Old Hollywood Star Standing
April 07, 2014

If you weren't familiar with the 93-year-old legend, here are the three movies to watch.

Errol Morris Is Wrong. Donald Rumsfeld Is a Known Known.
The scary consequences of reactionary conservatism
April 03, 2014

The scary consequences of last century's reactionary conservatism.

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
Addiction wasn't incidental to his talent: It was its essence
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.

The 'Veronica Mars' Movie Gives Fans What They Want—And That's a Good Thing
March 14, 2014

I owe Rob Thomas an apology for doubting the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie. 

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