The Purge: Election Year
This pseudo-political horror-thriller is an ugly provocation, one that feels especially crass in light of national tragedies like the recent shooting in Orlando.
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An article about the reissue of "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun."
How Preston Sturges conquered Hollywood; "Image overload" is frying our brains; South Korea's polarizing film market; Profile of Peggy Siegal; Tim Cook on phone hacking.
Billy Wilder's groundbreaking comedy-drama still has the power to wound.
An excerpt from the August issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room on "Charade."
An interview with "Phoenix" star Nina Hoss and director Christian Petzold.
An in-depth look at the extraordinary film career of 100-year-old actor Norman Lloyd, currently starring in Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck."
Three films starring Gina Lollobrigida have been released on Blu-ray; Glenn Kenny looks at them and her entire career.
A critic looks back on the films that formed the way she reads cinema and life.
To celebrate Roger's birthday, we picked some of our favorite reviews of films he loved.
Curtis Mayfield's "Claudine" soundtrack; Women in Noah Baumbach's films; Filming "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer"; Films of Billy Wilder; Chatting with Nathan Silver.
Jeffrey Westhoff on "The Boy Who Knew Too Much"; Alex Ross Perry on "Aloha"; "Pitch Perfect" screenwriter Kay Cannon; White Elephant Blogathon returns; What "Aquarius" nails about the '60s.
A piece on the history of Cameron Crowe in light of this week's Aloha.
We're proud to present the short film "Adelaide" and an interview with its director.
An interview with Jason Sudeikis and Leslye Headland for "Sleeping with Other People."
A recap and guide to the most interesting Blu-rays of 2014.
Remembering Dick Smith; The importance of "Playtime"; Tom Hiddleston's letter to Joss Whedon; The lazy nihilism of Woody Allen; Fan Bingbing to play Anna May Wong.
May 2014 Blu-rays of note.
A counterpoint opinion on David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars."
"Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era" is a remarkable collection of reviews and essays from critic Peter Rainer. This essay on film noir and neo-noir is excerpted from the book.
Why you should always go to the funeral; six reasons why DVDs will survive; a 40th anniversary celebration of "Super Fly"; Dr. StrangeCinema's indictment of Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign; on Buzzfeed's fatuous lists; Saul Bass' legendary movie posters; Siskel and Ebert's 1990 special about the "Future of the Movies."
Billy Wilder's under-appreciated 1978 "Fedora" returns to Cannes to remind us that some things, like the fear of aging among celebrities, never change.
Marie writes: I may have been born in Canada, but I grew-up watching Sesame Street and Big Bird, too. Together, they encouraged me to learn new things; and why now I can partly explain string theory.That being the case, I was extremely displeased to hear that were it up Romney, as President he wouldn't continue to support PBS. And because I'm not American and can't vote in their elections, I did the only thing I could: I immediately reached for Photoshop....
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