Like It or Not, Movie Lovers Are Going to Forgive Woody Allen
February 06, 2014
Human beings are fundamentally selfish when it comes to consuming art.
Don't Express Doubt About Woody Allen's Guilt, or These Columnists Will Condemn You
February 04, 2014
Outrage sells—and responsible journalism suffers.
Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014
February 02, 2014
The actor, found dead this afternoon in his New York apartment, defied all Hollywood convention.
Herbert Block spent his long life practicing the vicious art of visual mockery.
John Goodman on the Origins of His 'Llewyn Davis' Character
January 24, 2014
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. John Goodman can’t get comfortable. The sofa’s too deep: it dwarfs him like a giant beanbag. It’s strange to see Goodman looking dwarfed.
Slavery Is Having a Hollywood Moment. What About the Rest of Black History in America?
January 20, 2014
Why are we still waiting for a great film about Martin Luther King Jr.?
Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood
January 17, 2014
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. 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
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
January 03, 2014
A masterpiece about rural, post-industrial England, based on an Oscar Wilde story.