Compulsory Viewing April 23, 2014
by Will Harris
The Portlandia co-creators and stars talk about the enduring influence the grandaddy of mock-rockumentaries has had on music, comedy, and their own work.Continue Reading
Exposition April 21, 2014
Quentin Tarantino’s shelved Western isn’t as dead as it seemed when this one-time-only live reading in Los Angeles was announced, but the event still provided a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse at an intriguing work-in-progress.
The Conversation April 21, 2014
The new Johnny Depp thriller about a man uploaded into an all-powerful computer isn’t a particularly smart film, but it does tap into a long tradition of anxiety-driven stories about how new tech might destroy our lives.
Movie Of The Week April 17, 2014
Ever since American Psycho hit the screen, fans have questioned whether the killings at its core are real or imaginary. There’s evidence for both—but the ambiguity is more interesting.
Interview April 17, 2014
Best known for major, memorable roles in films like the Coen brothers’ Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, and The Big Lebowski, John Turturro is also a writer-director himself. Here, he discusses his latest, a surprisingly low-key drama for a film in which Woody Allen pimps him out to beautiful bisexuals.
Movie Of The Week April 16, 2014
Our Movie Of The Week forum considers how Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner dove into a Bret Easton Ellis novel widely considered unfilmable, and turned it into their own distinct statement.
The Conversation April 14, 2014
Only Lovers Left Alive has us thinking about our favorite bloodsuckers: The movies that do vampires differently, the movies that don’t, and why the vampire trope is as undying as the creatures themselves.
Movie Of The Week April 10, 2014
Jane Austen’s mannered 1816 novel doesn’t look much like Amy Heckerling’s vivid 1995 teen romp. But Clueless does some things right, by understanding Austen’s purpose and flexibility.