The $5-a-Night Film SchoolPatton Oswalt tells the story of his obsessive cinephilia—and declares his readiness to direct.
The WandererWith Meek's Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt makes the case that she deserves to be considered among the best American filmmakers.
The Greatest One-Off in Movie HistoryThe Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton's only film, influenced Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and the Coen brothers.
The Ubiquitous AndersonThe Brothers Bloom and the problem of Wes Anderson's pervasive influence.
The Return of Leos CaraxHoly Motors—one of the best movies of the year—will make you long for the movies the French auteur never made.
The Magnificent AmbersonsOrson Welles' original version may be lost to history, but even the compromised studio cut is a masterpiece—and it's finally on DVD.
Night Catches UsA criminally overlooked film about the legacy of the Black Power movement.
Down and Out, Not in Beverly HillsFrozen River, Wendy and Lucy, and other great new movies about America's poor.
Candid CamelotRobert Drew's documentaries captured the Kennedy mystique—and changed presidential politics forever.
I Haven’t Got Time for the ’Paign Finally, a browser extension that will allow you to filter out campaign coverage until it really matters.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out Recent studies suggests that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college.
The Unexpected Lightness of Milan Kundera’s New Novel The 86-year-old author has grown surprisingly—and delightfully—cheerful.
Your Wi-Fi Network’s Soft Underbelly You probably don’t even think about this easy way for hackers to sneak in.
Are Cats Really Wild Animals? Experts clash over whether they count as a domesticated species.