1. endings
    The Fabelmans’ Brilliant David Lynch Cameo Is All About PerspectiveIt’s pitch-perfect casting that only deepens the film’s layers between reality and fiction, character and persona.
  2. holiday streaming
    The 9 Best Christmas Movies on NetflixFrom Hallmark-esque romcoms to a cherished holiday classic.
  3. let’s do it again
    The 102 Best Movie Sequels of All TimeWho in the world wanted a Top Gun sequel? Not even Tom Cruise, but that didn’t stop Maverick from getting made and soaring in our ranks.
  4. frights and delights
    Black Horror Films Found Off the Beaten PathThe genre didn’t begin with Jordan Peele’s Get Out. From Ganja & Hess to Def by Temptation, here are 11 great films to consider.
  5. endings
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of The Matrix ResurrectionsAnd the Trinity of it all.
  6. chat room
    Jessica Henwick on Watching Keanu Reeves Watch Himself in The Matrix“I said, ‘When was the last time you watched this film?’ He was like, ‘I mean, it must have been when it came out.’”
  7. you ever been to poughkeepsie?
    12 Directors on Their Favorite New York City Movies“That’s an element of New York: You can look into a window and see a totally different world, and you’re so separated from it.”
  8. chat room
    House of Gucci Screenwriter Explains Why Jared Leto Keeps Saying ‘Boof!’Screenwriter Roberto Benivegna walks us through Lady Gaga’s ad-libs, Paolo’s catchphrase, and that, uh, energetic sex scene.
  9. “boof!”
    What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in House of Gucci?Did Patrizia really stalk Maurizio? Did Paolo really say “boof” a lot? We dig into Gucci history to separate fact from fiction.
  10. fact vs fiction
    What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer?In telling Princess Diana’s story, the director takes plenty of artistic liberties to reimagine her mythology.
  11. streamliner
    Black Film Archive Wants to Fill Your Streaming Gaps“When we are intentional about making history accessible, we can transform our collective memory,” says founder Maya Cade.
  12. movie review
    Respect Dulls the Inherent Glow of Aretha FranklinThis movie may satisfy those who want to bask in Franklin’s music. But if that’s the desire, I’d suggest playing her records instead.
  13. endings
    Let’s Talk About the Twist Ending of M. Night Shyamalan’s OldWhat’s up with that island?
  14. close reads
    When Presented With a Black Gaze, the Emmys Turned AwayThis year’s nominations struggled to recognize works that approach Black stories as three-dimensional portraits, rather than blunt, thematic hammers.
  15. ooh it’s them!
    The 32 Greatest Character Actors Working TodayWe asked critics and Hollywood creators: Which supporting players make everything better?
  16. behind the scenes
    Finding the Judas in Judas and the Black MessiahThe Lucas brothers explain how their story of Fred Hampton came to be about William O’Neal.
  17. endings
    Let’s Talk About the Antebellum TwistThis movie cares little for its characters, who are brutalized in the filmmakers’ pursuit of one thing: tricking the audience.
  18. in memoriam
    The Defiant Career of Chadwick Boseman, a Hollywood KingHe had the talent to be James Brown, Jackie Robinson, Black Panther, and Stormin’ Norman. He was a chameleon and a pure actor in every sense.
  19. in memoriam
    Joel Schumacher Was Hollywood’s Greatest Genre ChameleonSure, his musicals and thrillers and teen dramas and comic book capers sometimes missed big. But they often hit even bigger.