Showing posts from 2018

Megara: Disney's Unsung Antiheroine

On The Pleasures of Edward Gorey

from "'Clueless' Was Amy Heckerling's Masterpiece: Is She Done With It? As If" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Studying Remix Culture: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World by Morgan Honaker

From "Onscreen, Women Are Giving the Patriarchy the Pink Slip" by Candice Frederick

The Greatest Album Covers of Jazz by Vox

Generation Wealth, Consumerism, and the Decline of Civilization

Operation Infektion

from "Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer" by Nellie Bowles

Films I watch repeatedly (a new series): His Girl Friday

From The New York Times' review of London Fields by Jeannette Catoulis

From Joseph Epstein's essay "Life's Little Luxury"

From "Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040"

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From "The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet" by Nathaniel Rich

Flight of the Jailbirds: Con Air (1997) starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich

Three Reasons: Con Air by Criterion?

"How Online Trolls Divide Americans" via The New York Times

"Is the Western Dead?" by Dave Kehr

Hal trailer

Thud, Thud, Lizard-like Roar: The Lost World starring Jeff Goldblum and a bunch of dinosaurs (1997)

Lame Wayne: Austin Powers (1997)

Voodoo Child: Eve's Bayou (1997)

The Top Five Most Common Problems with Student Films

"Well, that's just lazy writing": 7 notes on Deadpool 2

"You kill and torture and you call it mercy": The Film Doctor's one sentence review of Avengers: Infinity War

Rachel Kushner: "Spinoza with lipstick"

Jaron Lanier on the "mass behavior-modification empire"

Scott Pilgrim: Make Your Transitions Count

Rohmer in Paris

Isle of Dogs / Cast Interviews

From Observations on Film Art, an analysis of Casablanca by David Bordwell

Sorry to Bother You trailer

"Destroyer of Worlds": The Facebook Files

Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira discussing Black Panther

Black Panther and the American Military-Industrial Complex: from Adam Serwer's "The Tragedy of Erik Killmonger"

Ingrid Goes West, #perfectlife, and the Nightmare of Instagram

Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread and the Sins of the Artist

"28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month" via The New York Times

"The Follower Factory" via The New York Times

Sofia Coppola remembers making The Virgin Suicides