A stellar high school comedy with an A+ cast, a brilliant script loaded with witty dialogue, eye-catching cinematography, swift editing, and a danceable soundtrack.
A classic gangster picture, directed by and starring two masters of the form.
Close is strong on all counts, until it seems to lose its nerve and decides to explain a character who was more compelling when the film let her be a lethal question mark.
The familiar story, told with a naturalistic sheen, strong songwriting, most of the old contrivances, and a few new ones.
An excerpt from the new book The Sopranos Sessions, about HBO's legendary TV series.
The film that made James Cagney a star is still a great showcase for his magnetism.
Scout Tafoya's video essay series on maligned masterpieces continues with a celebration of Shane Black's The Predator.
Memories and anecdotes from 50 years of moviegoing.
For all its wild spectacle and cartoon cleverness, this is a quietly subversive movie, and an evolutionary step forward for the genre.
A great lead performance and some nice moments can't compensate for a disappointingly reactionary framework.
A feature film by Scout Tafoya, celebrating five years of his video essay series, The Unloved.