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Deep Dives

  1. 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.
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    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.
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    How Jurassic Park Changed the Way Movies Looked at DinosaursA brief history of dinosaur movies, from Gertie the Dinosaur to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
  4. 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.”
  5. 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.
  6. deep dives
    What We Learned From the Gilmore Girls TrailerPlus, Sutton Foster!
  7. deep dives
    Damon Lindelof Was Depressed Writing Leftovers“Did the show make me depressed or was I depressed and made the show depressing?”
  8. deep dives
    Michael Mann: A Director Caught Between the Real and the AbstractAn extensive walk through his career.
  9. deep dives
    Empire Is More Lion in Winter Than King LearThe family’s last name is Lyon, for chrissake!
  10. deep dives
    Interstellar Is About the Death of FilmThe movie can be interpreted many ways. This is one of them.
  11. close reads
    The Last 10 Minutes of Boardwalk Empire’s Finale Were a KnockoutMatt Zoller Seitz goes deep on the show’s final episode.
  12. tv
    Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover: An Anti-ClassicEven by the lowered standards of crossovers, it was weak.
  13. deep dives
    Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The KnickLet’s take a moment to appreciate what we’re watching.
  14. deep dives
    On That Hunger Games Teaser: Wait, Why Is Peeta Evil Now?Book fans will know. 
  15. 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?”
  16. deep dives
    6 Questions Game of Thrones Has Yet to AnswerWhere is Rickon, for starters.
  17. deep dives
    Conversation About Louie Season 4Our TV critic and our Louie recapper look back on season four.
  18. deep dives
    How Are We Supposed to Feel About Tyrion Now?A character’s dying breath often unsettles reactions you thought were settled.
  19. deep dives
    23 Oddities and Oversights From This Year’s Emmy BallotsWhich Westerosi and Litchfield inmates were left out of contention?
  20. deep dives
    What Tonight’s Louie Gets Right (And Wrong) About Weight and WomenLouis C.K. is smart to point out the hypocrisy and double standards of dating while fat.
  21. deep dives
    8 Thoughts on the First Gone Girl TrailerFor the detail-oriented among you.
  22. deep dives
    Seitz on Girls Season 3: Sharp Until Those Last Two Messy EpisodesSeasons one and two had lively, intricately crafted season finales. Season three’s was a mess.
  23. deep dives
    True Detective: Who Is the Yellow King? Here Are Some TheoriesCome down here into Carcosa with us.
  24. deep dives
    Seitz on True Detective’s 6-Minute Tracking ShotIt’s a mistake to praise the shot simply for existing.
  25. deep dives
    The LEGO Movie is Practically CommunistPushing back against the age of empowerment.
  26. deep dives
    Are You Feeling Anything? Seitz on Girls, Death, and Mourning“Are you feeling anything?” could be asked of any Girls character, in almost any circumstance.
  27. deep dives
    What Is Going on With Shoshanna on Girls?Things have gone far past Kramer territory.
  28. movie math
    All the Curses in Wolf of Wall Street, in ChartsBecause this is important.
  29. deep dives
    Soundtrack Check: Anchorman, Wall Street, HustleHow are songs used — from the obvious to the sublime.
  30. deep dives
    Seitz: Homeland Is the Smartest and Dumbest Cable Drama I’ve Ever SeenHomeland might as well change its title to As the Intelligence World Turns.
  31. deep dives
    Seitz on Boardwalk Empire: Season Four’s Greatness BluesAfter years of showing promise, Terence Winter’s HBO show finally delivered.
  32. deep dives
    12 Years a Slave vs. the 1984 TV-Movie VersionThe director of Shaft was the first to adapt the 1853 memoir.
  33. deep dives
    Blue Is the Warmest Color and Lesbian Movie SexThe film is just the latest in a decades-long march towards more complex lesbian stories on the big screen.
  34. vulture lists
    Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant on 11 Classic Reno 911! ScenesThomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant select their favorite improved bits from the cult Comedy Central show.
  35. deep dives
    Seitz: 24 Things I Learned While Writing My Book About Wes AndersonNo. 1 — Wes Anderson and “Wes Anderson” are not the same guy.
  36. deep dives
    Why Did Homeland’s Twist Feel Like a Cheat?This week’s episode was something new for the show.
  37. 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.
  38. deep dives
    Seitz on Breaking Bad, and Why Viewers Need to Whitewash Walter WhiteWalter is a good man. Walter is a monster. Neither statement excludes the other.
  39. deep dives
    Syd Mead on His Elysium, Blade Runner DesignsThe futurist/industrial designer has worked on some of modern sci-fi’s most memorable films.
  40. deep dives
    Leo’s Insane Introduction in GatsbySo over-the-top it might have hit the moon.
  41. deep dives
    Watch Conan O’Brien and Four Other Writers Discuss The SimpsonsIt’s nearly an hour and a half of reminiscing.
  42. Thoughts on Norman Bates and Psycho’s 4 SequelsTwenty thoughts on the Psycho franchise.