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The History of Cinematic Kinkiness, in 20 Films
is following in a long, scandalous tradition.
5 Movies to Watch by the Dardenne Brothers
The Belgians are among the world’s greatest living filmmakers.
Despite This Season’s Oscar Bait, Biopics Were Reinvigorated in 2014
A trio of movies undercut the biopic’s tendency toward simplicity.
future of movies
6 Ways the Movie Distribution Model Is Changing
VOD, BitTorrent, and something called Tugg.
YA Dystopian Films Have Become What They Hate
Conformist instruments of the ruling machine!
8 Great Mike Nichols Movies (and 4 Wonderful Comedy Sketches)
A career long and wide.
Is the Proto-
The two have more in common than you might recall.
The Expendables 3
and How PG-13 Has Ruined the Modern Action Movie
Can you point to any decent action in a recent big-budget American movie?
The Enduring Uncoolness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Heroes in a half shell, corny power.
one of these things is much like the other
Guardians of the Galaxy
Reminds Us of the
Director Bong Joon-ho
His is a diverse and daring canon with universal appeal.
Robots Have Become One of 21st-Century Cinema’s Go-To Blockbuster Clichés
If you plan on going to the movies this weekend, or this month, or at any point this summer, it might help if you like robots.
Edge of Tomorrow
: The Pinnacle of Video-Game Cinema
Live. Die. Repeat. You see?
let cage be cage
Nicolas Cage Doesn’t Need a McConaissance
He delivers a sturdy, soulful performance in
. But he doesn’t need roles like that.
Robert Redford, Awards Buzz, and How Hollywood Takes Movie Stardom for Granted
Robert Redford has been thrust into the awards-season storm courtesy of
All Is Lost
, and with good reason.
Talkin’ to Himself:
and Robert De Niro’s Self-Parody Problem
There are two kinds of self-parody — deliberate and unintentional — and Robert De Niro is now a master of both.
Edgar Wright Is the Patron Saint of Fanboy Culture
Shaun of the Dead
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The World’s End
, Wright has crafted a canon that’s the apex of fanboydom.
and Horror Cinema’s ‘Real’ Problem
Why do some scary movies increasingly seem so intent on striving for realism?
What the Hell Is a Kaiju? 5 Movies That Can Help Explain
Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-versus-robots movie is constructed from the disparate parts of myriad genre predecessors.
Now You See Me
: Why Movies About Magicians Don’t Work
If there’s a trick the cinema has rarely pulled off, it’s making a decent magic movie.
The Year of Rock: How the Former Wrestler Became King of the Action-Cinema Ring
It’s not hard to smell what The Rock is cooking this summer — it’s box-office domination.
Hands Brushing Against Wheat, or the Many Mimics of Terrence Malick
As other filmmakers borrow from Malick, has the director devolved into self-parody?
: 4 Reasons Why Most Horror Remakes Fail
It’s scary how bloodless they can be.
How to (and How Not to) Make a Good Horror Anthology Movie
ABCs of Death
is just the latest in the scary subgenre.
Director Park Chan-wook: Six Movies to Watch
The following works are required viewing.
man and superman
The Downward Spiral of
’s John McClane From Everyman to Superman
For our macho movie hero, dying hasn’t just become hard — it’s become impossible.