Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.
A blind critic shows us the light; The Wire and Juice; Death in television; Mac DeMarco and Salad Days; Teenage sexual promiscuity.
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.
Understanding consciousness; Inside Llewyn Davis and Mad Men; Canceling the Colbert Show; John Wayne biography; Amtrak's shoddy writer's program.
Entertainment Weekly pays writers in non-existent prestige; The pleasure of Masters of Sex; The Rock and prewar cinema; A brilliant (also illegal) streaming service; Forming opinions.
Nymphomaic explains the career of Lars von Trier; Nolan rejects 3D; Critics should write about form, except when they don't want to; A 1970s mother blogs; HBO challenges Netflix.
Beauty shaped by evolution; A tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman; Onslaught of YA adaptations; Facebook purchases Oculus; Chris Evans retires from acting.
A study on when a joke is too soon; Jim Rebhorn writes his own obituary; Disney makes an acquisition; Sudden death in The Good Wife; An Iranian cinema podcast begins.
A career-view of the Coen brothers; Movie app shuts down; Nymphomaniac is not pornography; Cyberpunk renaissance forming; Negative take on No Country for Old Men.
Women saving film criticism; The wonderfully unique Shailene Woodley; BuzzFeed hires Allison Wilmore as their first film critic; Revisiting George Lucas' American Graffiti; Sex in Pasolini films.