Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.
"Inside Out" and the stranglehold of Minnesota Nice; 20th anniversary of "Kids"; Small-screen auteurism of Keith Gordon; Danny Elfman on Tim Burton; John Lasseter on the evolution of storytelling.
Joanna Arnow on "Bad at Dancing"; Stephen Cone on Al Pacino; Secrets housed in the Garden of Allah; The legacy of Newton Minow; Our deep need for monsters that lurk in the dark.
Secret sounds in movies and TV; The setting of "True Detective"; Marc Maron's chat with Obama; "The Fisher King": In the Kingdom of the Imperfect; The Knickerbocker Hotel's haunted history.
25 indie directors to know; RIP Kirk Kerkorian; Designs of "Dick Tracy"; Tim Burton pays tribute to Christopher Lee; Preview of BAMcinemaFest.
The case against innocent bystanders; John McTiernan's "Basic"; Cause of addiction has been discovered; Remembering Dusty Rhodes; J.J. Abrams on Dick Smith.
Director and cast of "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party"; Genius of Ornette Coleman; Richard Brody on "Heaven Knows What"; Critics flunk "Ferris Bueller"; "Inside Out" director Pete Docter.
Eskil Vogt's "Blind"; Reflections on "Ex Machina"; Evangelicals open door to debate on gay rights; How "Jaws" misrepresented the great white; Cara Seymour interviews Mary Harron.
Jean Harlow: Bombshell; Adjusting to a world that won't laugh with you; Death of mid-June box office champs; How to pull off an insane hallucination sequence; "Silicon Valley" recap.
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.
Forum on "White Men Can't Jump"; Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds"; Eight essential Charlize Theron performances; Why "Undisputed" is a masterpiece; Disney's recycled animation.