The 2015 Movie ClubEntry 4: Creed honors the original Rocky narrative while turning it inside out—and adding some color.
The 2015 Movie ClubEntry 2: Spy, Miss You Already, Jem and the Holograms, and other movies snobs dismiss out of hand.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 15: Complaining about the accuracy of a historical film is a sure sign you don’t know how to watch movies.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 13: Channing Tatum’s backflip in Foxcatcher is only the third-best Channing moment of 2014.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 11: The Marvel movie has become a genre unto itself, banally flattening any other mode absorbed into its spectacle.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 9: As grateful as I was to have a superhero movie that wasn’t a superhero movie, WTF was Birdman even about?
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 7: Everyone sees a little of himself in Boyhood’s Mason. But is he actually a character at all?
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 5: Critics and audiences loved Beyond the Lights. Too bad no one can see it.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 3: Cheerfully mansplaining why the gender politics of Gone Girl are more complicated than you think.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 1: The Interview was both an inspirational and terrible end to a weird movie year.
The Movie ClubEntry 11: I don’t care about the Oscars. I don’t care about the Oscars. I don’t care about the Oscars.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 14: Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is one of the most mendacious movies of 2014.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 10: Edge of Tomorrow was great, and I hope Tom Cruise doesn’t do another movie like it for five years.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 8: In praise of Chris Rock’s Top Five, the funniest (and most timely) comedy of the year.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 6: You’ve cornered me into admitting I didn’t find Boyhood’s Ellar Coltrane that interesting.
The 2014 Movie ClubEntry 4: In praise of the tender, preternaturally cool vampire Tilda Swinton in Only Lovers Left Alive.
The Movie ClubEntry 16: If 12 Years wins Best Picture, it will be one of the strangest films to do so in a long time.
The Movie ClubEntry 10: The worst Oscar snub: No nomination for Sarah Polley’s extraordinary Stories We Tell.