By The Numbers August 21, 2014
by Genevieve Koski, Noel Murray, Keith Phipps, Nathan Rabin, Tasha Robinson, Matt Singer
We break down every SNL film project, from Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video to MacGruber, into a series of charts to help visualize the show’s long, not always glorious, history at the movies.Continue Reading
Adventures In Licensing August 20, 2014
What does a lightsaber-evoking marshmallow dispenser have to do with the final frontier? Not much, but this cheap toy caught the Star Trek franchise in catch-up mode following the triumph of its successor, Star Wars.
Movie Of The Week August 19, 2014
Even with a measly $10 million budget, this Saturday Night Live spin-off managed to lose money at the box office. But 2010’s flop is 2014’s success story: The film is finding new viewers, and becoming a cult hit.
Forgotbusters August 15, 2014
Robert Redford plays a billionaire who offers a million dollars for one night with a happily married, cash-poor woman played by Demi Moore. The premise sparked many conversations, all of them more interesting than the film itself.
Movie Of The Week August 13, 2014
A discussion of Brian De Palma’s Phantom Of The Paradise covers its songs, its lurid intensity, and its strangely ageless themes.
The Conversation August 11, 2014
Three Dissolvers delve into why we enjoy onscreen catastrophe so much, why natural-disaster movies feel like an unnecessary throwback right now, and the links between this genre and others.
Interview August 08, 2014
Famed character actor Brendan Gleeson and The Guard writer-director John Michael McDonagh discuss the middle film in their conceptual trilogy about isolated men heading down dark personal roads.
Movie Of The Week August 07, 2014
Kieslowski began his career as a documentarian looking at life in Poland, and ended it with lush, stylish narrative films. But the connections between his later and earlier work is stronger than it might seem at first.