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…

‘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…

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

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

Remembering When ‘Pokémon’ Caused Satanic Panic

Is Pikachu in league with the Devil?

Through the Looking Glass in ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

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

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

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

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.

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…

‘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'…

The Underrated Wisdom of ‘Star Trek’ 2009

When is a reboot not a reboot?