7 days ago | Film and TV
The queasiest thing about American Crime Story’s (FX) retelling of the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial is how easily such a flagrant miscarriage of justice could happen all over again. The twin forces that most warped that case, after all, still pl...
18 days ago | Film and TV
In 1961, Dwight Eisenhower famously left the White House with a warning to the American public about the rise of the military-industrial complex. When Barack Obama exits the Oval Office next year, he wouldn’t be remiss in cautioning the nation abo...
25 days ago | Film and TV
Critics rarely receive love from filmmakers. Last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner, Birdman, featured a vengeful harpy of a theater reviewer (played by Lindsay Duncan) hellbent on annihilating a play before she’d even seen it. Birdman was joined i...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Lurid, muscular and unafraid to look at turn-of-the-century Manhattan’s rotting guts, The Knick has distinguished itself in the crowded antihero-drama landscape through its mosaic portrait of a city on the verge of implosion and epidemic—detailed ...
Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project Tackles Domestic Abuse (and Rom-Com Convention) in Its Fourth Season2 months ago | Film and TV
When The Mindy Project debuted in 2012, one of its two main inspirations, the big-screen romantic comedy, was already dead. Kate Hudson's last studio rom-com (Something Borrowed) was released the year before, Katherine Heigl's (Life As We Know It)...
3 months ago | Film Features
The Nazis lost World War II, but they've conquered the American imagination. Seventy years after his suicide, Adolf Hitler is still everywhere: in the movies, on YouTube, in political headlines and on the History Channel. &nbs...