Essays

Host Zoom Horror Film

How One Shot from ‘Host’ Encapsulates the Film’s Horror

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You use Zoom. I use Zoom. We all use Zoom. So what happens when it becomes a vehicle for evil?

The Sopranos Employee Of The Month Melfi

Reliving the Toughest Episode of ‘The Sopranos’

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“Employee of the Month” is a masterful hour of television, but it’s also a brutal, emotional viewing experience.

Dazed And Confused

‘Dazed and Confused’ and Richard Linklater’s Commitment to Nostalgia

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For his 60th birthday, we look back at what makes Linklater’s ode to the ’70s such a classic.

Women Make Film

How TCM’s ‘Women Make Film’ Makes Up for Film Education’s Exclusivity

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Mark Cousins’ documentary and TCM’s accompanying programming expands the reach of conventional film education to a wider audience with a more diverse slate of movies.

Rosy McEwen Alienist

Newcomer Rosy McEwen Shines in ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’

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The breakout performance makes for an enthralling, gruesome second season of the TNT crime drama.

American Pickle humor Rogens

Breaking Down the Visual Humor of ‘An American Pickle’

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The Seth Rogen comedy is an intergenerational farce with great visual appeal.

Hereditary Book

Why A24’s ‘Hereditary’ Screenplay Book is a Worthy Investment

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If you can’t get enough of ‘Hereditary,’ the A24 Shop has just the thing.

Brendan Fraser The Mummy

The Multifaceted Career of Brendan Fraser

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There is a Brendan Fraserssance on the horizon, which is overdue for this versatile performer.