The Movie Club
The Movie Club

The Movie Club, 2016

My moviegoing resolutions for the New Year.

Jan. 6 2017 7:47 AMThe Movie Club, 2016So little time, so many great movies still to mention.
Jan. 5 2017 12:55 PMThe Movie Club, 2016The one movie this year that reduced me to a puddle of salt, water, and snot.
Jan. 5 2017 5:55 AMThe Movie Club, 2016Chris Pratt is America’s new sweetheart. Ugh.
Jan. 4 2017 11:26 AMThe Movie Club, 2016All of the movies that wouldn’t have worked without perfect casting.
Jan. 3 2017 4:17 PMThe Movie Club, 2016Let us now raise a glass to the finest cinematic trash of 2016.
Jan. 3 2017 10:53 AMThe Movie Club, 2016Why Sausage Party and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping could outlast this year’s Best Picture winner.
Jan. 2 2017 11:00 AMThe Movie Club, 2016This year marked the rise of docbusters, which turn tragedies into adventures starring Mark Wahlberg.
Jan. 2 2017 7:00 AMThe Movie Club, 2016We shouldn’t reduce movies to being for “coastal elites” vs. “Trump’s America.”
Jan. 8 2016 1:51 PMThe 2015 Movie ClubFinal entry: “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning for the End of Movie Club.”
Jan. 8 2016 9:35 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 16: Sure, let’s think about what the movie version of Hamilton should look like!
Jan. 7 2016 1:08 PMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 14: Inside Out provided my daughter and me our first experience of weeping together over a work of art.
Jan. 7 2016 10:18 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 12: Remember when Age of Ultron was, like, the biggest thing of all time?
Jan. 6 2016 1:00 PMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 10: Victoria should have been the new Run Lola Run, but nobody saw it.
Jan. 6 2016 10:00 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 8: The next time I want to see Jennifer Lawrence play a 40-year-old is 2030.
Jan. 5 2016 12:30 PMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 6: I rolled my eyes so hard at The Revenant.
Jan. 5 2017 1:50 PMThe Movie Club, 2016Documentary filmmakers have finally shifted focus from scaremongering to innovating.
Jan. 5 2017 10:28 AMThe Movie Club, 2016The best documentaries of the year tested the boundaries of the term documentary.
Jan. 4 2017 2:28 PMThe Movie Club, 2016Understanding the year’s movies through the lens of “acteurism”—acting as authorship.
Jan. 4 2017 7:15 AMThe Movie Club, 2016What in the hell are we supposed to make of the ending of Elle?
Jan. 3 2017 3:33 PMThe Movie Club, 2016Comedies pass the test of time more often than we expect—but it’s hard to predict which ones will flunk.
Jan. 3 2017 7:45 AMThe Movie Club, 2016Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds spent their careers strangling sexism. In 2016, sexism struck back.
Jan. 2 2017 9:30 AMThe Movie Club, 2016Why were so many of the year’s movies obsessed with the past?
Jan. 2 2017 5:45 AMThe Movie Club, 2016Why is Moonlight the one movie we all agree on? And am I a dupe for loving La La Land?
Jan. 8 2016 11:00 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 17: In defense of Tom McCarthy’s simple, perfect Spotlight direction. 
Jan. 7 2016 2:42 PMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 15: Anomalisa is a masterpiece, and all that’s at stake is a single human soul.
Jan. 7 2016 11:51 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 13: Mad Max gave me just a little faith that every once in a while a studio might make the right crazy decision.
Jan. 7 2016 7:30 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 11: 25 things that offended me at the movie theater in 2015.
Jan. 6 2016 11:30 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 9: Lava is the worst movie Pixar has ever made.
Jan. 6 2016 7:00 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 7: People of the future will be able to watch The Hateful Eight to understand how screwed up we were in 2015.
Jan. 5 2016 10:30 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 5: In a year of mega-franchises, a 60-year-old Indian trilogy got me my mojo back.