Same Kind of Different as Me
It can be hard to disagree with the heart and events of this true tale, except for when the movie reveals itself to be mighty…
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This month's excerpt from online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room is an essay about "It's a Wonderful Life."
Jackey Neyman Jones on "Manos: The Hands of Fate"; "Designated Survivor" mixes Trump and Clinton; "Carrie" at 40; Lynchian women; New gatekeepers of self-expression.
A night of the living dead to remember; A new black masculinity; Malick breaks his silence; John Candy's children remember their father; Haunted history of Knickerbocker Hotel.
A dispatch on four films from TIFF, including works starring Rooney Mara, Woody Harrelson, and Holly Hunter.
A fest dispatch on new documentaries from Steve James and Errol Morris.
An interview with Fisher Stevens, the director of Before the Flood, from TIFF.
An interview with Steve James, director of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail."
FFC Gerardo Valero returns to "The Shawshank Redemption" to investigate how it remains the #1 film on IMDb.
Roger's Favorites: Robert Zemeckis, director of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
An in-depth look at the extraordinary film career of 100-year-old actor Norman Lloyd, currently starring in Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck."
With another Police Story film opening this week, 30 years after the original, Simon Abrams offers a primer.
Roger Ebert's essay on film in the 1978 edition of the Britannica publication, "The Great Ideas Today."
Our short film series continues with Peter Capaldi's "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life."
Sheila writes: I came across a funny video with human re-enactments of moments from Disney films that would seem totally creepy removed from the Disney context. I think my favorite is the Lion King moment, but there are some other really good ones. Enjoy!
Paul Walker's digital double; Why Godzilla is still king; The legacy of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"; Larry Kramer on "The Normal Heart" movie; How internet journalism destroyed Tom Cruise.
Ali Arikan has figured out how AMC's "Mad Men" will end.
Matt Zoller Seitz goes in-depth with author Mark Harris about his book on five directors who aided the war effort in World War II.
Scout Tafoya's "The Unloved," an appreciation of fascinating movies that were critically reviled on first release, continues with a look at 1994's "The Hudsucker Proxy."
Cohen Media Group has made a name for itself as a boutique DVD and Blu-ray label, bringing overlooked and under-appreciated works of cinema to new audiences.
The completion of our countdown of twelve great Chirstmas-set scenes from the movies. Check out #4–#1.
Part two of our countdown of twelve great scenes set around Christmas: #8–#5.
Michał Oleszczyk reflects on "It Happened One Night."
Memory lane with the Coen Brothers and John Goodman; the uncharacteristic reticence of Ronan Farrow; how our minds mislead us (let us count the ways); Ernst Lubitsch’s pre-code transgressions; Rebecca Miller on the importance of casting directors.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt discusses "Don Jon," his first film as a writer-director.