MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

A.A. Dowd

  1. close reads
    E.T. and Close Encounters Told the Same Sad Story From Different EyesLooked at one way, they’re companion pieces: One tells the story of a father who leaves, and the other stays with the family he left behind.
  2. vulture recommends
    A Simple Plan Is Sam Raimi at His Most RestrainedAnd maybe his best.
  3. the everyman
    Bruce Willis Always Wore Heartache WellThe recent news of the star’s retirement is a final sad note in a career scattered with them.