by Sam Fragoso
Gomez-Rejon has a personal connection with Mike Nichols’ masterpiece, and sees his own film reflected in it.
One of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade talks about why everyone must see Bruce Robinson’s Withnail And I.
Asked to choose a film everyone should watch, Kelly Reichardt picked one she’s taught many times, directed by her friend and collaborator Todd Haynes. Safe stars Julianne Moore as a housewife suffering a mysterious ailment.
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.
The host of Comedy Central’s @midnight recommends Three O’Clock High, a film few saw in 1987, but one that, by Hardwick’s reckoning, strongly influenced what follows.
David Koechner has long been a fixture of goofy comedies, but his latest, Cheap Thrills, dips deep into dark humor. His love of a 1992 mockumentary reveals a longstanding interest in bleak jokes.
The writer of Hawkeye and Casanova explains why everyone should see A Matter Of Life And Death, the 1946 fantasy-romance he calls “one of the most beautiful two hours you’re gonna spend looking in your life.”
The co-star of Much Ado About Nothing, Dollhouse, and The Cabin In The Woods is intimately familiar with Wong Kar-Wai’s most elusive film, and specifically recommends it for people who want to learn how to love, or need an excuse to meet Quentin Tarantino.
The actor, who can currently be seen on television on Parks And Recreation and in theaters as the star of A.C.O.D., lays out the appeal of one of the great, overlooked action-comedies of the 1980s.
Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines aren’t anyone’s idea of a classic crime-fighting duo, but their 1986 team-up Running Scared offers more than a standard riff on Beverly Hills Cop and Lethal Weapon.
While the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team has disavowed their film as a boring flop, it’s still earned a dedicated cult of fans, including the world’s premier musical humorist.
The pop-culture-ephemera enthusiast has a longstanding obsession with the messy, contradictory film that gave rise, in part, to the Riot Grrrl movement.
“Everything is so reflexively snarky and cynical these days. And a movie like this is totally sincere. Completely batshit, but totally sincere.”