Essays

The Heartfelt Long Con of ‘Better Call Saul’

The story of a sleazy lawyer’s descent into amorality pulled off one of the most meaningful series finales in recent… Read More

Once Upon a Time, ‘Gilmore Girls’ Danced the Night Away

In season three’s “They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?” Rory and Lorelai get in over their heads at a 24-hour dance… Read More

‘Blade II’ is the Most Significant Movie in Guillermo del Toro’s Repertoire

And it marks the last time Wesley Snipes was unstoppably cool. Read More

Bury Me in Celluloid: The Feverish Cinemania of ‘Arrebato’

Movies are one hell of a drug. Also, drugs are one hell of a drug. Read More

‘Y Tu Mamá También’: A Eulogy to Adolescence

20 years later, Alfonso Cuarón’s film remains one of the most honest and sobering portrayals of the journey from adolescence… Read More

How ‘After Yang’ Recalls Kogonada’s Video Essays

A remixed film within a film leaves viewers reflecting on the nature of life and the moving image. Read More

The ‘Euphoria’ Season 2 Finale Presents a Tangled Web of Abuse

In our last recap of the season, we break down what the show is really about. Read More

Lexi Howard Psychoanalyzes the Characters of ‘Euphoria’ Better Than Anyone Else

Lexi's play reveals more about characters than they care to know about themselves. Read More

How ‘Sharp Objects’ Ended with a Perfect Dose of Poison

Prestige mystery series don't get much darker than 'Sharp Objects,' and 'Sharp Objects' doesn't get much better than its sickening… Read More