Take a small sip when…
…someone gratuitously compliments another cast member (if you took a full drink every time this happened, yo..
It’s the characters, stupid. A common complaint I have about movies—special-effects extravaganzas are particularly susceptible, but an..
Several weeks ago, my roommate moved out of our tiny but charming apartment, and I was suddenly overcome by what I can only describe as a ..
In my young life I have seen and felt both the power of the Internet and that of hormonal teenagers. I have been those hormones. I hav..
First off, I’d like to start by wishing you a happy 59th birthday and congratulate you on your new movie. I think it’s p..
Titanic isn’t my favorite movie, and I don’t think there’s much of a case for it being more profound than Citizen Kane or more thrilling t..
The mysterious beer. “If you pause the Vine my cousin posted at our family’s Labor Day picnic at precisely the 1.7 second mark, you ca..
Given that Gandalf seems to be the better, wiser wizard, how did Saruman get to be the boss of the wizards? Was it, like, a political ..
It’s a unique writer-filmmaker collaboration.
Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke conceived the story together, inspired by some of Cl..
Opening shot: the Blue Settler (Russell Crowe) is standing at the edge of a wheat field, looking out over a barren plain. He crouches down..
If you just said that a movie “epitomizes the spirit of our era,” people are allowed to say you’re reading too much into it.
Last night my girlfriend and I pulled Braveheart up as a kitschy couch-potato flick, and in that respect we were not disappointed. It didn..