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.
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Hillary Wants to Tell You About Her Mom Clinton appeals to women in her first campaign spots.
Left Holding the Baby Prudie counsels a woman asked to care for the child her ex-husband had with his affair partner.
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The “Olympics, Here?” Bonus Segment Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss hosting the Olympics in the good ol’ U.S.A.
Passing the Buck New measures are supposed to keep credit and debit cards safer from fraud. But they may just be shifting the crime elsewhere.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?