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What's a director you'd like to see get more recognition in their lifetime?

In Review: 'Babylon,' 'Living'

Love Letters to the Movies Part 3: Journeys Through the Past

Sam Mendes: What's the deal with this guy?

Open Question: Has a sequel ever changed your opinion about a franchise?

In Review: 'Avatar: The Way of Water,' 'Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio'

Love Letters to the Movies Part 2: Love and Death

The ’80s in 40: ‘Cutter’s Way’ (March 20, 1981)

Give 'The Reveal' For the Holidays

In Review: 'The Whale,' 'Empire of Light'

Love Letters to the Movies, Part 1: The Early Years

2022: The year the Sight & Sound film poll blew up

Open Question: What film would you add to the BFI's 'Greatest Films of All Time' list? And what would you remove?

In Review: 'All the Beauty and Bloodshed' and 'Violent Night'

Best to Worst: A24's 2022 Slate

Anniversaries: Steven Soderbergh’s 'Solaris' at 20

In Review: 'The Fabelmans'

I Watched ‘Indemnity,’ The Lowest-Grossing Theatrical Release Of 2022. It Wasn’t Bad.

Open Question: What can make you bail on a movie even if you're enjoying it?

In Review: 'Bones and All,' 'The Menu,' 'She Said'

'A Simple Plan': When Sam Raimi made his 'Fargo'

Anniversaries: ’Bad Lieutenant’ at 30

Open Question: What are the best movies to show a young aspiring filmmaker?

In Review: 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,' 'Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,' 'Wendell & Wild'

The Silo Effect

Do the Russo Brothers have any Idea what they’re talking about?

Welcome to subscriber chat

In Review: 'Armageddon Time,' 'Causeway,' 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'

Field Before 'TÁR'

Open Question: What's the most demented horror sequel you've ever seen?

In Review: 'The Banshees of Inisherin,' 'Descendant,' 'The Good Nurse'

The unbearable lightness of 'La Dolce Vita'

The Curious Case of ‘Psycho II’

Open Question: Is it best to be unfaithful when making an adaptation?

In Review: 'Black Adam,' 'Ticket to Paradise'

The New Cult Canon: 'Under the Skin'

The Importance of Outliers

In Review: 'Halloween Ends'

In Review: 'TÁR,' 'Decision to Leave'

Worst to Best: Martin Scorsese Movie Posters

Breaking Down the 'Final Destination' Movies

Open Question: What horror movie would you like to see remade for the 2020s?

In Review: 'Triangle of Sadness,' 'Hellraiser,' 'Smile'

Bowie on Film, Part 3: Movie Stardom and Beyond

Minding the Gaps: 'Tunes of Glory' (1960)

Open Question: What's your most anticipated movie of the next few months?

In Review: 'Bros,' 'Dead For a Dollar'

Bowie on Film, Part 2: Arthouse Actor

Celebrating One Year of The Reveal

Which musician has had the most compelling acting career?

In Review: 'Don't Worry Darling'

Bowie on Film, Part 1: The Musician

In Review: 'Confess, Fletch,' 'The Woman King,' and 'Pearl'

Open Question: What's a good starter Godard?

In Review: 'Blonde,' 'Speak No Evil'

The revolutionary beauty of Jean-Luc Godard's 'Contempt'

Cash on Delivery: The Other Manhattan of 'Take Out'

In Review: 'Barbarian,' 'Pinocchio'

The GCU (Gilligan Cinematic Universe): On 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'

11 Thoughts After Finally Watching 'The Muppets Take Manhattan'

What movies benefit most from a second viewing?

In Review: 'Loving Highsmith,' 'Orphan: First Kill'

The Best Films of the Year So Far (* According to Metacritic, According to Me): Part II

Worst to Best: The Summer Blockbusters of 1984

What was the best summer movie season ever (not counting 1982)?

In review: 'Three Thousand Years of Longing,' 'Funny Pages'

The Best Films of the Year So Far (* According to Metacritic, According to Me): Part 1

Apocalypse? Now?: 60 Years Later, This Low-Budget Vision of the Apocalypse Remains Unnervingly Timely

In Review: ‘Keane,’ ‘Day Shift’

Tomb of the Unknown Video Store

The ’80s in 40: '9 to 5' (December 19, 1980)

In Review: 'Emily the Criminal'

An Interview with Pat Healy, Part 2: Walking Among the Giants

Killer Parents and Armies of One: A Guide to the Movies of Nicolas Cage’s Wilderness Years

Open Question: Who's your favorite working "That Guy" (or "That Gal") character actor?

In Review: 'Bullet Train,' 'Prey,' 'Bodies Bodies Bodies'

An Interview with Pat Healy: Part 1 — 'Better Call Saul' and the ups-and-downs of life as a character actor

Quentin Tarantino Comes Full Circle

In Review: 'Vengeance,' 'Sharp Stick'

In Review: 'Thirteen Lives,' 'Resurrection'

'Devil in a Blue Dress': When the Wrong Franchise Dies

Open Question: How much do you need to know before seeing a movie?

In Review: 'Nope,' 'The Gray Man'

The case of the disappearing blockbuster: James Cameron's 'True Lies'

Arthouses I Have Loved

Open Question: What other recent bestsellers should make the journey from the bookstore to the multiplex?

In Review: 'Where the Crawdads Sing,' 'Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song'

In 'The Gambler,' James Caan stakes his swagger against the house

Open Question: How will you remember James Caan?

In Review: 'Both Sides of the Blade,' 'Fire of Love,' and 'Murina'

Elvis: The ’69 Comedown

In Review: 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

Open Question: What would you name your movie-themed business?

In Review: 'Flux Gourmet,' 'Mr. Malcom's List'

Against Empathy: On the righteous anti-humanity of Lars Von Trier's 'Dogville'

The ‘80s in 40: 'Ordinary People' (September 19, 1980)

In review: 'Elvis'

The Reveal Is Taking a Couple of Days Off

Open Question: What character actor would you like to see at the center of a movie?

In Review: 'Lightyear,' 'Spiderhead,' 'Cha Cha Real Smooth'

On Philip Baker Hall in 'Hard Eight'

If ‘80s Were ‘40s: A Thought Experiment About Franchises And Time

Open Question: What's the craziest left-turn you've seen a sequel take?

In Review: 'Jurassic World Dominion,' 'Hustle'

Printing the legend: 'RRR' reimagines history as nationalist spectacle

Worst To Best: Tom Cruise Movie Singles and Theme Songs

In Review: 'Benediction,' 'Crimes of the Future'

Dialogue: A Cronenbergian Conversation Part 3 — The Unadaptables: 'Naked Lunch' and 'Crash'

Is the Greg Stillson scandal survivable?

Open question: What is your favorite Ray Liotta performance?

In Review: 'Top Gun: Maverick,' 'The Bob's Burgers Movie'

Dialogue: A Cronenbergian Conversation Part 2 — David Goes to Hollywood: 'The Fly' and 'Dead Ringers'

The ‘80s in 40: ‘Urban Cowboy’ (June 18, 1980)

Open Question: When you see the word "prescient," what's the first movie that comes to mind?

In Review: 'Men,' 'Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers'

Dialogue: A Cronenbergian Conversation Part 1 — Uncut Cronenberg: ‘The Brood’ and ‘Videodrome’

The New Cult Canon: 'Mother!'

Open Question: What is your favorite Fred Ward performance?

In Review: 'Pleasure,' 'The Innocents'

‘Dirty Dancing’ Is a Movie About Abortion

Who Was 'Darkman'?

Open Question: Is reserved seating moviegoers' friend or foe?

In Review: 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,' 'Hatching'

The State of the Noé

Minding the Gaps: ‘Death Valley’ (1982)

Open Question: How will Liam Neeson be remembered?

In Review: 'Petite Maman,' 'Memory'

Trivial Pursuits

'Fly Away Home': How to talk to children about death (and life)

Open Question: Which film franchise would you most like to see come to an end?

In Review: 'The Northman,' 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'

The ’80s in 40: ‘Little Darlings’ (March 21, 1980)

The 10 Best Rom-Coms

In Review: 'Paris, 13th District' and 'We're All Going to the World's Fair'

The New Cult Canon: 'Trouble Every Day'

What’s It’s Like to Watch 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' After Spending a Couple of Years Thinking About Nicolas Cage

Open Question: Have You Changed Your Mind About Michael Bay?

In Review: 'Ambulance,' 'All the Old Knives'

Oscars Aftermath: Catching Up With 'King Richard'

Oscars Aftermath: Catching Up with 'CODA'

Open Question: What's your favorite Francis Ford Coppola movie outside his '70s heyday?

In Review: 'Apollo 10 1/2,' 'Morbius,' 'Nitram,' 'The Contractor'

Dialogue: Discussing the Family Business Part 3: 'The Godfather Part III'

UPDATE: The 'Age of Cage' Giveaway Has Ended

Out Today: ‘Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood Through One Singular Career’

Open Question: What is your problematic fave?

In Review: 'Everything Everywhere All at Once,' 'The Lost City'

Founder Fever: Breaking Down 'The Dropout,' 'Super Pumped' and 'WeCrashed'

Minding the Gaps: 'Cruising' (1980)

Open Question: What types of movies are you missing?

In Review: 'X,' 'Deep Water,' 'The Outfit'

What A Feeling!: Adrian Lyne in the '80s

Dialogue: Discussing the Family Business Part 2: 'The Godfather Part II'

In Review: 'Turning Red'

Open Question: What's your preferred future for Pixar?

In Review: 'The Adam Project'

Trading Spaces: Highlights From True/False 2022

The Gotham City Livability Index

Who Should The Batman Battle Next?

In Review: 'After Yang,' 'The Batman'

Best to Worst: Countries That Serve as Stand-Ins for the American West

Dialogue: Discussing the Family Business, Pt. 1: 'The Godfather'

Open Question: What’s the best introduction to the world of silent comedy?

In Review: 'Cyrano,' 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' 'Studio 666'

When The Best Film About America Is Romanian

Four Looks at Buster Keaton: A Conversation With 'Camera Man' Author Dana Stevens

Open Question: What is your canonical movie dog?

In Review: 'Dog,' 'The Cursed'

The New Cult Canon: 'Under the Silver Lake'

An Insider’s Guide to the Oslo of 'The Worst Person in the World'

Which of this year's Oscar nominees would make you happiest if they won?

In Review: 'Kimi,' 'Marry Me'

'Prom Night' Forever: The Death and Life of the Slasher Cycle

Minding the Gaps: 'Cherry 2000' (1987)

What's a movie that was just a little ahead of its time?

In Review: 'The Worst Person in the World,' 'Jackass Forever'

Hidden Truths: How two school shooting dramas imagine traumas we cannot see

Dialogue: Sundance '92, Pt. 3 — Films Directed By Women and Wrapping Up

Open Question: What's your favorite spoof gag?

In Review: 'Sundown,' 'Charli XCX: Alone Together'

Silent Alarm: The Prescience of Mel Brooks’s ‘Silent Movie’

Dialogue: Sundance '92, Pt. 2 — Truth, Fiction, and the Changing Face of Documentary Films

Open Question: What film did you recommend most to people in 2021?

The Top Five Horror Films of 2021 (* According to Metacritic, According to Me)

Dialogue: Sundance '92, Pt. 1 — Anger, Yearning, Death and The New Queer Cinema

What Are Your Thoughts on Sundance's Class of '92?

In Review: 'Scream,' 'Belle'

“Kill All Hippies”: The Return of Dennis Hopper’s ‘Out of the Blue’

'I Know What You Did Last Summer': The Rise and Immediate Fall of the Neo-Slasher

What's your favorite memory of Peter Bogdanovich?

In Review: 'A Hero,' 'The 355,' 'The Tender Bar'

The Best Films of 2021 (Keith's List)

The Best Films of 2021 (Scott's List)