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How Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Movie Compares to the Band’s Wild Memoir,
The film version involves Pete Davidson, Machine Gun Kelly, and that time Ozzy Osbourne licked up his own urine.
A Guide to the References and Easter Eggs in Jordan Peele’s
Even the throwaway minutiae of
warrants pause, deliberation, and some attempt at analysis.
A Conversation With a Quantum Physicist About
The OA: Part II
Could we really hop between multiple dimensions using the power of dance? Can trees really talk? Could I live in a mirror?
How Podcasts Learned to Speak
The once useless-seeming medium that became essential.
Lord of the Rings
Maps Reveal About Its Prequel Series
It won’t be about Young Aragorn. But Amazon dropped a trove of clues about its upcoming
Lord of the Rings
The Fascinating Story Behind Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1968 Epic
War and Peace
The shoot went on for five and a half years, with brutal winters, actors threatening to quit, and the director suffering a heart attack.
To Whom Does Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ Owe Its Sound?
If the question is whether or not “7 Rings” owes its existence to appropriation, then the answer is yes.
Nixon, Betty Boop, and Tampons: Revisiting Joe Dante’s Infamous
, Dante made
The Movie Orgy,
a hard-to-find, extremely lengthy, extremely bizarre compilation of found footage. We watched it.
The 10 Best Versions of the Song ‘Sleigh Ride’
According to a person who really, really loves the song “Sleigh Ride.”
The Stories Behind the Songs in
Writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski goes deep on the folk songs at the heart of his tale of star-crossed lovers.
How Barry Jenkins Brought the Experience of Reading James Baldwin to the Screen
director on the challenges and rewards of adapting
If Beale Street Could Talk.
A Brief History of the X Rating
For a brief but potent period, moviemakers were able to make legitimate movies that were sexy and dangerous. It was good while it lasted.
A Deep Dive Into Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathin’’ Video
There’s a lot you can learn from a breath.
Created Its Dances of Death
Choreographer Damien Jalet talks about pagan rituals and the influence of Gorgons.
The Story Behind the Original
How John Carpenter crafted a film that transcended its meager roots to become a game-changer in the horror genre.
Will Terrence Malick Ever Really Finish
Tree of Life?
We break down the differences between the original and the new cut, released today.
21 Genre Films Recommended by Hollywood’s Nerdiest Directors
The members of Roadkill Superstar are here to kick ass, chew bubblegum — and watch a ton of bad movies.
Slender Man Is Still Making People Uneasy — But Now for New Reasons
Tracing the long, dark shadow of the
movie, out this weekend.
Do Anti-Meat Movies Actually Change Minds?
What is the thought process when a person sees a movie like
and decides to make a radical life change as a result?
Evan Rachel Wood and Julie Taymor:
Across the Universe
The star and director of
Across the Universe
reflect on Taymor’s reputation as “difficult,” the film’s bungled marketing, and Wood’s first nude scene.
Coming to America
Flipped the Script on Eddie Murphy’s Career
The film would influence so much of what Murphy did in the years to follow — and continue to have a hold on contemporary audiences.
Changed the Way Movies Looked at Dinosaurs
A brief history of dinosaur movies, from
Gertie the Dinosaur
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jane Fonda’s Extreme Bravery, Then and Now
A look back at Jane Fonda’s most political and prolific decade — and why she’s been called “the most politically outspoken star in Hollywood history.”
The Story Behind Wes Anderson’s 14 Most Memorable Music Moments
Wes Anderson’s longtime music supervisor, Randall Poster, walks us through some of the director’s most iconic scenes.
What We Learned From the
Plus, Sutton Foster!
Quentin Tarantino’s Music Supervisor on 9 Memorable Song Selections
From Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” to the James Brown–Tupac Shakur mash-up in
Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on
Let’s take a moment to appreciate what we’re watching.
Let’s Not Be So Quick to Anoint
the Next Great TV Show
Matt Zoller Seitz asks, “Why didn’t I love it more?”
How are songs used — from the obvious to the sublime.
Matt Zoller Seitz on the 11
Episodes He Can’t Shake
Maybe it’s best to think of this as a New Hampshire cabin viewing list.
Leo’s Insane Introduction in
So over-the-top it might have hit the moon.