Is it possible to make a good movie about a bad one? How about if you’re James Franco? The answer to both questions, it seems, is yes. Wit..
About the book: Anne Tyler’s tenth novel, published in 1985, was largely praised, particularly for the characters of Macon Leary and Murie..
After a preview screening of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, the studio asked me to write a concise reaction on a card. I ..
About the book: Jay McInerney’s sixth novel was published in 1998, to unenthusiastic reviews. He still hadn’t fulfilled the promise of his..
Alicia Eler’s new book is called The Selfie Generation, but it could just as well be called The Selfie Moment. It captures the ambiguous p..
How does a chair elevator built in the 1940s know whether or not you have the seatbelt fastened?
Does the Vatican know about this nun h..
At one point in La Belle Sauvage, the child protagonists travel in their eponymous canoe along a stream covered in a high mist. That mist,..
Few large-format films are as lyrical as Rocky Mountain Express. Writer/director Stephen Low goes light on the didactics and lets his audi..
How under-appreciated is landscape design? One of the landscapes highlighted by John Hill in 100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs is in my hom..
Photographer Horst A. Friedrichs gave himself an Instagrammer’s dream job: crossing Europe and America photographing boutique coffee shops..
“My review,” said my girlfriend Dana as we walked out of Rough Night, “is that TV is officially better than movies.”
The new comedy was..