Movies

'The Imitation Game' and 'Theory of Everything' Lack the Conviction to be Great Biopics
November 19, 2014

Scientists have never been so sexy—and so devoid of personality.

Talking to the Director of the Year's Best Gay Bilingual Film
October 16, 2014

"Coming out is a universally hard thing to do."

You Can't Teach Genius, No Matter What 'Whiplash' Thinks
October 07, 2014

A genius doesn't need to be told to practice, practice, practice. 

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.

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

There's nothing wrong with mourning celebrities online.

This Year's Emmy Nominations Are Same Old, Same Old
July 10, 2014

Tatiana Maslany! The Good Wife! The Americans!

Americans Think Africa Is One Big Wild Animal Reserve
Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent
July 08, 2014

Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is a New Low for Hollywood
Welcome to the age of sequels that copy the original
May 01, 2014

A New New Low.

This Romantic Comedy About The Middle-Aged Isn't Just for Your Parents
March 14, 2014

Jim Broadbent is sixty-four; Lindsay Duncan is sixty-three. Plenty of us are in the same uneasy, open boat, but that serves to contradict one of the great canards of the film world.

The Strange Scholarship of Incest
February 28, 2014

The strange scholarship on genetics and incest

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