Southbound is a prime example of a horror omnibus film: even the weaker segments have something to recommend them.
One detail of a film—say, the anklet worn by Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity"—can tell us more than you might think.
AMC has recaptured the idea of event TV, shows you have to watch when they air. How did they do that?
Critic Carrie Rickey traces the evolution of women on film and behind the camera over the course of her career writing about film.
Rumors suggest the next Bond film will put Moneypenny in the field with James. Bond expert Jeffrey Westhoff has some thoughts on that.
Bob Calhoun muses on the deleted scenes from "The Wicker Man," now restored in a new version.
A defense of "Boardwalk Empire"; Wes Anderson and manic pixie dream girls; Phillip Garrel's "Jealousy"; seconds on "Seconds"; a real-life Gustavo Fring?
Searching for David Chappelle; Susan Faludi on "lean in" feminism; Jonathan Franzen's cranky nonfiction; Judging TV on its own merits; David Bordwell on the changing VIFF.
This HBO drama about Muhammad Ali's court case over his conscientious objector status is surprisingly inert.
Shutdown blues; "El Paso" in the "Breaking Bad" finale; reconsidering Ron Howard; All Female Directors for "Call the Midwife"; reconsidering films is part of growing up. Plus: Senator Elizabeth Warren is as awesome as ever.
In the final installment of his video essay series, Dave Bunting analyzes the visual style of the second half of the final season of "Breaking Bad." Scott Eric Kaufman provides a written commentary.