Set It Up
A solid romantic comedy with sharp dialogue, amusing characters, and a few surprises up its sleeve.
Clare Cooney on "Runner"; Uma Thurman on "The Parisian Woman"; Condoning conduct of Hollywood tyrants; Godfather of Indian gangster films; Misogyny of "Blade Runner 2049."
Disney ends press ban; NY Times sacks Boies; Press banned from White House briefings; Trump claims he invented "fake news"; Federal government conceals gun statistics.
Margaret Betts on "Novitiate"; Alexandra Billings on transgender negativity; Visual language of oppression; Curious pleasure of TV edits; Collapse of "House of Cards."
Jakob Lass on "Tiger Girl"; How fake news could get worse; Gone with the Charlottesville Wind; Evolution of aliens in literature; James Toback accused of sexual harassment.
Highlights of CIFF 2017; Frances McDormand's Difficult Women; Interview with Sananda Maitreya; Denis Villeneuve on "Blade Runner 2049"; Crimes of Harvey Weinstein.
Emer Kinsella on "Jungle"; Zadie Smith on social media; John Landis on "Innocent Blood"; "Josie and the Pussycats" was ahead of its time; "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films.
Jennifer Reeder on "Signature Move"; Harry Dean Stanton on "Lucky"; Jen Richards on transgender opportunities in film; Michelle Pfeiffer steals "mother!"; Blame movie theaters.
Hypocritical progressiveness of Emmys; Genius of Ryan Heffington; Anthony Lane on "Mother!"; Coppola's "Cotton Club Encore"; History of Cobb Salad.
Michael Glover Smith on "Mercury in Retrograde"; Mary Lou Belli on "NCIS: New Orleans"; Nick Thune on "Dave Made a Maze"; Shana Moulton on "Twin Peaks"; Fandom evolves to listen.
Amy Jo Johnson's "The Space Between"; In praise of Dan Pinto; How "The Fugitive" changed TV; "Battle of the Network Stars" oral history; Benefits of airplane movie-watching.