Office Christmas Party
Another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of inherent logic often leads to…
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An interview with Paul Schrader, director of "Dog Eat Dog."
A recap of highlights of the 2016 New York Film Festival.
A review of Amazon's new series, "Fleabag."
A dispatch from the Venice Film Festival on the latest from Terrence Malick and Laurie Simmons.
A reposting of Tina Hassannia's article from Movie Mezzanine, and the response it received from Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection.
Rooney Mara regrets "Pan"; U.S. military paper brands hijabs "passive terrorism"; Lena Dunham on Kesha; How Louis CK saved cinema; Harrison Ford's best non-Lucas films.
A review of Netflix's "Love" and HBO's "Togetherness" & "Girls".
An interview with director Amy Seimetz about "The Girlfriend Experience."
An interview with Julie Delpy, writer/director/star of "Lolo."
Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer; Why "Entourage" is bound to fail; Some corporations deserve capital punishment; Women in "Mad Max" and "Transformers"; "Grace of Monaco" writer tweets all.
An interview with Christopher Abbott, star of "James White."
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.
Stop freaking out about Lena Dunham; The cheapening of independent film; In defense of Renee Zellweger; Undervalued strengths of "White Bird in a Blizzard"; How big media shot itself in the foot.
Happy birthday Udo Kier; Reflections on "All That Jazz"; 10 essential Nicolas Roeg films; The abortion conversation we need to have; I just can't watch "Marry Me."
Pressure on female celebrities; Misogyny on "MasterChef"; Shut up Kevin Smith; Debunking myths of black education; Reflections on "The King of Comedy."
An obituary for iconic comedian Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, September 4th, at age 81.
Chaz Ebert and Steve James will discuss "Life Itself" at the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival.
Joe Swanberg is not only not going away but he's entering a new phase of his career.
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
The double-standard of "Louie" vs. "Girls"; feminist revenge fantasies; why foreign language films are on a downward slope; putting the geek to the plow.
Spike Lee writes an open letter to A.O. Scott, A The Shining producer calls Room 237 "idiotic"; Facebook's latest money-grabbing ploy; Introducing The Critical Press; Archie Bunker and Norman Lear.
TV comedy has never been more about its female comedians and two of the best return next week in Amy Schumer and Mindy Kaling.
An essay on the "Before" series; Quality undistributed films; Art that defines generations; Negative reviews of best pictures nominees; The failings of RoboCop.
The legend of Harvey Scissorhands; the controversial twist of "Homeland"; a "Lucking Out" review; the sad misogyny of "Xanth"; the NSA galls the spy-crazy French.