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Deep Dives

  1. deep dives
    How Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Movie Compares to the Band’s Wild Memoir, The DirtThe film version involves Pete Davidson, Machine Gun Kelly, and that time Ozzy Osbourne licked up his own urine.
  2. deep dives
    A Guide to the References and Easter Eggs in Jordan Peele’s UsEven the throwaway minutiae of Us warrants pause, deliberation, and some attempt at analysis.
  3. burning questions
    A Conversation With a Quantum Physicist About The OA: Part IICould we really hop between multiple dimensions using the power of dance? Can trees really talk? Could I live in a mirror?
  4. podcasts
    How Podcasts Learned to SpeakThe once useless-seeming medium that became essential.
  5. deep dives
    What Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Maps Reveal About Its Prequel SeriesIt won’t be about Young Aragorn. But Amazon dropped a trove of clues about its upcoming Lord of the Rings show.
  6. deep dives
    The Fascinating Story Behind Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1968 Epic War and PeaceThe shoot went on for five and a half years, with brutal winters, actors threatening to quit, and the director suffering a heart attack.
  7. deep dives
    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.
  8. movies
    Nixon, Betty Boop, and Tampons: Revisiting Joe Dante’s Infamous Movie OrgyBefore Gremlins, Dante made The Movie Orgy, a hard-to-find, extremely lengthy, extremely bizarre compilation of found footage. We watched it.
  9. deep dives
    The 10 Best Versions of the Song ‘Sleigh Ride’According to a person who really, really loves the song “Sleigh Ride.”
  10. movies
    The Stories Behind the Songs in Cold WarWriter-director Pawel Pawlikowski goes deep on the folk songs at the heart of his tale of star-crossed lovers.
  11. deep dives
    How Barry Jenkins Brought the Experience of Reading James Baldwin to the ScreenThe Moonlight director on the challenges and rewards of adapting If Beale Street Could Talk.
  12. deep dives
    A Brief History of the X RatingFor a brief but potent period, moviemakers were able to make legitimate movies that were sexy and dangerous. It was good while it lasted.
  13. deep dives
    A Deep Dive Into Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathin’’ VideoThere’s a lot you can learn from a breath.
  14. deep dives
    How Suspiria Created Its Dances of DeathChoreographer Damien Jalet talks about pagan rituals and the influence of Gorgons.
  15. deep dives
    The Story Behind the Original HalloweenHow John Carpenter crafted a film that transcended its meager roots to become a game-changer in the horror genre.
  16. deep dives
    Will Terrence Malick Ever Really Finish The Tree of Life?We break down the differences between the original and the new cut, released today.
  17. horror
    21 Genre Films Recommended by Hollywood’s Nerdiest DirectorsThe members of Roadkill Superstar are here to kick ass, chew bubblegum — and watch a ton of bad movies.
  18. deep dives
    Slender Man Is Still Making People Uneasy — But Now for New ReasonsTracing the long, dark shadow of the Slender Man movie, out this weekend.
  19. movies
    Do Anti-Meat Movies Actually Change Minds?What is the thought process when a person sees a movie like Eating Animals and decides to make a radical life change as a result?
  20. deep dives
    Evan Rachel Wood and Julie Taymor: Across the Universe ‘Scared People’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.
  21. deep dives
    How Coming to America Flipped the Script on Eddie Murphy’s CareerThe film would influence so much of what Murphy did in the years to follow — and continue to have a hold on contemporary audiences.
  22. deep dives
    How Jurassic Park Changed the Way Movies Looked at DinosaursA brief history of dinosaur movies, from Gertie the Dinosaur to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
  23. Jane Fonda’s Extreme Bravery, Then and NowA 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.”
  24. deep dives
    The Story Behind Wes Anderson’s 14 Most Memorable Music MomentsWes Anderson’s longtime music supervisor, Randall Poster, walks us through some of the director’s most iconic scenes.
  25. deep dives
    What We Learned From the Gilmore Girls TrailerPlus, Sutton Foster!
  26. deep dives
    Quentin Tarantino’s Music Supervisor on 9 Memorable Song SelectionsFrom Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” to the James Brown–Tupac Shakur mash-up in Django Unchained.
  27. deep dives
    Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The KnickLet’s take a moment to appreciate what we’re watching.
  28. deep dives
    Let’s Not Be So Quick to Anoint Fargo the Next Great TV ShowMatt Zoller Seitz asks, “Why didn’t I love it more?”
  29. deep dives
    Soundtrack Check: Anchorman, Wall Street, HustleHow are songs used — from the obvious to the sublime.
  30. deep dives
    Matt Zoller Seitz on the 11 Breaking Bad Episodes He Can’t ShakeMaybe it’s best to think of this as a New Hampshire cabin viewing list.
  31. deep dives
    Leo’s Insane Introduction in GatsbySo over-the-top it might have hit the moon.