Essays

Revisiting the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pilot 10 Years Later

Before it was a worldwide phenomenon, it was just a new HBO show with a hell of a good hook. Read More

Martin Scorsese Just Wants to Hang Out with His Friends

His recent work is full of small moments that remind us to keep our friends close and to hang out… Read More

Mini Monsters Will Always Be More Terrifying Than Titans

We're looking out for the little guys in this tribute to 'Gremlins,' 'Critters,' and other movies with tiny terrors. Read More

The Hidden Monsters of ‘The Mist’

In this Stephen King adaptation, there is one creature that is more terrifying than the monsters themselves: fear. Read More

Navigating Sexuality and Utility in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Mamuro Oshii's 1995 anime is a fascinating examination of the female cyborg and her assumed sexuality. Read More

An Ode to the Diner Scene in Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’

Proof that lowkey doesn't have to mean dull and that a conversation can have as much tension as a heist… Read More

Gamera: the Godzilla Knockoff That Became So Much More

Gamera may have begun as a cheap Godzilla knockoff, but the flying fire-breathing turtle has earned his place at the… Read More

The Infinite Reinvention of Wong Kar Wai

With the release of The Criterion Collection's "World of Wong Kar Wai" set, we look at how Hong Kong's King… Read More

‘Cloverfield,’ ‘Trollhunter,’ and the Birth of the Found Footage Monster Movie

DIY aesthetics meet big budget productions in two films from the late aughts. Read More