Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg's film of Bruce Wagner's Hollywood satire-nightmare turns ludicrous situations into operatic tragedy.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
Death of mid-budget cinema; Lena Dunham speaks out; Antonio Sanchez on "Birdman"; 25 best superhero movies since "Blade"; Men need to stop calling women crazy.
"Twin Peaks" returns; Is Cancellation Bear unbearable?; Richard Kelly on "Gone Girl"; MZS on "American Horror Show"; Remembering Geoffrey Holder.
The legacy of "Empire Records"; BuzzFeed's secret weapon; A thousand years of the Persian book; Female characters in film; The Persona of 3 Women on Mulholland Dr.
David Chase comments on Tony Soprano's fate; How writers find their voices; The 'Star Wars' Lucas wants to forget; 20 overlooked 60s thrillers; Hollywood's new hit factory.
An appreciation of "Twin Peaks" and review of the "The Entire Mystery," the Blu-ray release of all 30 episodes and "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me."
Remembering James Garner; Jerusalem Film Festival; Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on "At the Movies"; Val Kilmer in "Tombstone"; DC Comics' Diversity Crisis.
Remembering Elaine Stritch; The Eddie Murphy Raw Burger; Black Twitter is Dead; Writer Escapes His Pederast; Deleted Scenes from "Twin Peaks" Movie.
Re-reading Ramona through a parent's eyes; what happens when female villains and avengers drive movies; Shonda Rhimes disses hashtag activism; creepy Paddington Bear.
May 2014 Blu-rays of note.
Ryan Gosling's feature directorial debut is hardly the "disasterpiece" detractors claim.
A counterpoint opinion on David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars."
Cannes Flashback #2: David Lynch Gives Filmgoers All They Can Handle
A tribute to Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, designer of the titular creature of the "Alien" series.
Chaz writes to Roger about attending the Oscars without him.
Matt Zoller Seitz's Top 10 films of 2013.
Sheila writes: David Lynch presents his latest, something called The Interview Project, 121 mini-documentaries about life in America. You can read more about the project at Open Culture and check out Lynch's introductory video here.
Writer Peter Sobczynski responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
"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.
Netflix's move into television content has been bold and much-hyped. Can they get us beyond the old binary of comedy and drama that has dominated television for so long?
Seven women writers talk about their problems with "male feminism"; Wikipedia blocks U.S. senate for "vandalism" of Edward Snowden's page; Millikin professor killed family 46 years ago, and now we're finding out; what it's like to have your movie taken away from you by Harvey Weinstein; David Edelstein on 'The Spectacular Now'; Matt Damon on the state of modern Hollywood; David Lynch on "Twin Peaks"
All the movies Stanley Kubrick was known to have liked; the 25 most exciting young female filmmakers in cinema today; Skyler White is not a bitch; why Spike Lee doesn't need Kickstarter; reporter's account of watching her elderly parents getting arrested; scientists implant false memory in a mouse's brain; Paul Thomas Anderson directs Fiona Apple.
Female horror writers you should be reading; "Community" showrunner Dan Harmon reveals all (or some); why critics hate 'The Newsroom'; Jane Campion is tired of film; Britain legalizes gay marriage; Jean-Luc Godard in 3-D.
Scott Jordan Harris muses on the awful pleasures of the lowest-grossing film of 2012.