Tom Shone
July 19 2012 6:07 AMUn-American ActivitiesJohn Ford’s Westerns, Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, Woody Allen’s Upper East Side: American movies used to be set in America. Not anymore.
Jan. 13 2012 6:16 PMIn Praise of the Golden GlobesThey’re more fun than the Oscars, and they pick better winners, too.
Oct. 25 2011 7:06 AMTwinkle Twinkle, Little StarsThe crazily accelerated career arcs of Hollywood actors.
April 11 2011 5:15 PMI'm High on Life!Do artists do their best work before they get clean?
Feb. 10 2011 6:42 PMA Field of Feisty UnicornsMy adventures in the world of online personal ads.
July 29 2010 10:04 AMDinner for SchmucksA comedy for idiots, about idiots.
March 31 2010 10:16 AMPlease Stop Blowing My MindBlockbusters have become way too intellectual.
March 5 2009 12:33 PMRereading WatchmenThe world's first anti-heroic comic book is underwhelming.
Summer Movies
June 14 2005 1:02 PMLucas vs. SpielbergThe worst best friends in Hollywood.
June 6 2012 12:28 PM“Woman: The Other Alien in AlienWhy are academics so obsessed with Ridley Scott’s movie and its sequels? Plus: An Alien bibliography.
Nov. 21 2011 7:22 AMThe Return of Silent CinemaThe Artist isn’t the only movie harkening back to the time before talkies.
May 24 2011 6:57 AMThe Blockbuster Goes RetroX-Men, Super 8, and Captain America attempt to reboot the past.
The Oscars
Feb. 14 2011 10:51 AMNatalie Portman, Great ActorOr is she just an excellent special effect?
Feb. 8 2011 11:15 AMHumphrey Bogart's SecretStefan Kanfer's biography gets what made him so great.
Summer Movies
July 13 2010 10:04 AMA World Without WaterworldsWhatever happened to the box-office bomb?
Jan. 14 2010 1:46 PMJames Cameron Hates AmericaThe conservative attack on Avatar.
Nov. 30 2005 3:30 PMFighting Evil, Quoting NietzscheDid the comic book really need to grow up?



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