One Perfect Archive

‘When Harry Met Sally’ Finds Humor in Partnership

After 30 years, Harry and Sally are the gold standard as far as rom-com duos are concerned. Their chemistry is… Read More

‘Cobra’ Would Have Been ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ if Sylvester Stallone Had His Way

Before Eddie Murphy starred in the beloved ‘80s action-comedy, Stallone was set to be the film’s star. Unfortunately, his ego… Read More

The Politics of Being an Outsider in ‘The Way We Were’

The classic 70s romance wears its heart — and hair — on its sleeve. Read More

Remembering When ‘Pokémon’ Caused Satanic Panic

Is Pikachu in league with the Devil? Read More

Through the Looking Glass in ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

This genre-bending film skillfully engages with mirrors to create a visually stunning metaphor. Read More

The Blind Optimism of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece is visually arresting and emotionally complex. Read More

All the World’s a Stage in ‘The Muppet Movie’

Jim Henson’s approach to framing his characters makes their first feature-length outing all the more expansive. Read More

Community’s Best Bit: The Paintball Episodes

Westerns, action, spy thrillers, and Star Wars all play a part in the Paintball Assassin wars that descend upon Greendale… Read More

‘Bridesmaids,’ Class, and Confronting Idealized Womanhood

In light of Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo's sophomore big-screen team-up, we take a dive into their first collaboration 'Bridesmaids'… Read More

The Underrated Wisdom of ‘Star Trek’ 2009

When is a reboot not a reboot? Read More