Sam Adams
Sam Adams

Sam Adams writes for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Indiewire. Follow him on Twitter.

Brow Beat
April 22 2016 12:29 PMPrince’s Best Movie Isn’t Purple Rain—It’s One That’s Almost Impossible to See
Culturebox
April 14 2016 1:42 PMThe Favreauteur TheoryIron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is the ghost in the highly lucrative machine.
Culturebox
April 26 2013 4:59 PMThe Secret Autobiography of Tom CruiseHis surprisingly revealing recent movies.
Brow Beat
Feb. 1 2013 2:52 PMHere Are the Rules for Netflix Spoilers
Culturebox
Aug. 24 2012 12:19 PMThe Films of Norman MailerThey’re like a punch in the face.
Brow Beat
June 4 2012 2:33 PMNew Account of Mel Gibson Makes Anti-Semitic Star Sound Worse Than Ever
Books
Dec. 22 2011 4:45 PMTintin’s Father, Nobody’s SonThe complicated life of Hergé, in two new biographies—one written, one drawn.
Culturebox
Nov. 23 2011 7:32 AM“Mahna Mahna”How a ditty from a soft-core Italian movie became the Muppets’ catchiest tune.
Movies
Nov. 3 2011 4:56 PMKevin Smith's ArmyHow his loyal fans prop up a stunningly mediocre career.
Brow Beat
April 18 2016 8:02 AMThose Who Doubt Avatar’s Sequels Forget What Made the Original Great
Brow Beat
April 30 2013 2:28 PMNetflix Is Changing. Beware Streamageddon.
Brow Beat
March 15 2013 5:16 PMDid Veronica Mars Ruin Kickstarter?
Brow Beat
Nov. 13 2012 4:39 PMHow the Coen Brothers’ Most Underrated Movie Explains the Petraeus Affair
Culturebox
July 10 2012 1:36 PMFinally, the Definitive Cut of Kenneth Lonergan’s MargaretOr is it?
Brow Beat
Feb. 10 2012 4:44 PMIs Liz Lemon Becoming “Dumbass Homer”?
Culturebox
Dec. 19 2011 12:20 PMCameron Crowe and His Manic Visionary Dream BoysWe Bought a Zoo reveals what’s gone wrong with a once-great director’s career.
Culturebox
Nov. 21 2011 2:19 PMTwilight, All NightI watched all four movies in a row—in a theater full of superfans—and lived to tell the tale.
Culturebox
Oct. 26 2011 5:25 AMThe Paranormal PhenomenonWhy the franchise is a hit—with major, major spoilers.