Article Archive

Published on October th, 2010

The Symbolism of Shoes in the Movies

‘Side Effects’ and ‘Safe Haven’: Out of the Past

Iron Man 3: A Different Kind of Suit

Why G.I. Joe: Retaliation Might Be the Most Expensive Political Satire of All Time

Costume Design in Stoker: Control Yourself

Disney Turns Away from Hand-Drawn Animation

Forget Fact or Fiction: A Review of Zero Dark Thirty

Theatres raise revenue and tensions by charging to show trailers

How Michael Haneke and David O. Russell Told Love Stories

Beasts of the Southern Wild Shares Something with Lincoln

Screen Aus Runs Out of Money

Hollywood’s Year of Heroine Worship

‘Les Miz’ Isn’t the Only Film to Catch its Singers Actually Singing

Love in All its Horror

Terence Davies’ Land of the Dead

Looper: Dig that Crazy Cloud

The Drawbacks of Being a Wallflower

The Problem with Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Should Some Movies be Taken More Seriously Than Others?

Wes is Having Trouble With the Reception

How Digital is Changing the Nature of Movies

Nolan vs. Nolan

The Trouble with ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

Why Rotten Tomatoes is Bad for Film Criticism

Why The Avengers is the Best TV Show in Movie Theatres

The Avengers: Why Hollywood is no Longer Afraid to Tackle 9/11

Review the Movie, Not the Trailer

The Immorality of The Hunger Games

Joss Whedon’s Character Archetypes: The Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Movie Studios Are Forcing Hollywood to Abandon 35mm Film

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation over her Puffy Appearance

Digital Dilemmas: You Want Pixels with That?

Hollywood Ate My Novel: Novelists reveal what it’s like to have their book turned into a movie

How All Nine Best Picture Nominees Reassure Us About The Scary Future

Defending Katherine Heigl … at the Expense of Jennifer Aniston

Brutally Honest 2012 Oscar Nominee Posters

Tinker Tailor: A Guide for the Perplexed

War Horse: An Illustrated Review

Slate Movie Club

When I Fall in Love

Old-Fashioned Glories in a Netflix Age

Best Films of 2011: The A.V. Club

Hollywood’s Own Hollywood Endings

Film is Dead? What Else Is New?

Thirteen Movie Poster Trends That Are Here to Stay and What They Say About Their Movies

Why Our Brains Love Horror Movies

A Pat on the Back for Red Dog, But What About the Rest of the Kennel?

Cliff Martinez Scores a Strange Success with ‘Drive’

Conflicting Voices in Lars von Trier’s Words and Works

In Praise of Character Actors

The 25 Oldest Looking Teenagers in Movie History

Chaos Cinema: The Decline and Fall of Action Cinema

Apes and Allegories: What is the Meaning of This?!

In Praise of the Modern Movie Soundtrack

Patrick Bateman’s New York: What Happened to the World of American Psycho

Babies to Heroes: A Field Guide to Big-Screen Men

Catch That Reference?: There’ll Be a Quiz

Misinterpreting the Tomatometer

The Funnywoman, Alive and Well

The Art of the Title Sequence: Blue Valentine

Forking tracks: SOURCE CODE

Lights, Camera, Action: Sex in Cinema

Women as Violent Characters in Movies

Beyond praise 4: Even more DVD supplements that really tell you something

Arthouse suspense: My month with Abbas and Joe

What movies get wrong about childbirth

Lights, Camera, Action: Sex in Cinema

Autism on film: can cinema get it right?

Pleased to meet you. What’s the greatest movie ever made?

Now Playing: The Usual Chaos

Stream a little stream with me

Movies Vs. Television: The Tide Shifts Back

Let’s get social: Networking frames

Midwinter Ritual: When Good Actor Meets Bad Movie

How we really watch a movie

When Hollywood booted me out

Hollywood’s Whiteout Year: Few Blacks on Silver Screen

Natalie Portman: A movie star for a generation of overprogrammed children

Broadcast News foresaw a crisis in journalism – and in rom-coms

Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology

The eye’s mind

Sting in the Fairytale

Still a Home for Directors, and Big Foot

The Social Network: Faces behind Facebook

A Golden Age of Foreign Films, Mostly Unseen

Turns Out Sundance Thrives on More Than Just Money

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Oscars … but the major studios aren’t laughing

Has 3D Already Failed?

The Social Network Screenplay

Romancing the Gun

Locating the difference between a good movie and a not-so-good one

The Movie Club

The best scenes of 2010

Stars and Scars

Hollywood’s Class Warfare

The Revolution Is Being Shot on Digital Video

The Cinematic State of Things

How Real Does It Feel?

From Harry Potter to Narnia: the pressure on film franchises to perform

Why projectionists will soon be no more

This film is questionably rated: 15 egregious MPAA screw-ups

Unsinkable Captain of Spoofs

Hitchcock Would’ve Had a Web Site

Is “Burlesque” the new “Showgirls”

Nothing is real(ism), and nothing to get hung about

Feast: A Thanksgiving tribute to images of food on film

Raised by Indians

Celebrating cinema’s greatest long takes

In Line at the Movies, Hoping for Good Enough

Investment in film is about the market – but what about the talent?

The case for total failure: Why flops are good for the movies

How Hollywood killed the movie stunt

Lights! Camera! Deconstruction! 19 movies that double as movie criticism

Why Clint Matters

’60s Hollywood: Power Shifted (or Did It?)

2010: The Year of the Misunderstood Movie

The Evolution of the Hollywood Gay Joke in Three Easy Stages

A Mann Among Us

Orchestras on Big Screens: Chase Scene Needed?

The Unfilmables: A List of the Hardest Novels to Film

Generation Why?

Making of the West: Mythmakers and truth-tellers

Tooth-watching in the movies

Whatever happened to the girl next door?

To the MPAA ratings board, ‘The King’s Speech’ is just as bad as ‘Saw 3D’

Girls on Film: Hollywood’s Dismissal of Violence Against Women

Intimacy at the Movies

Sound and fury

Mike Leigh’s women

New Zealand is still Middle-earth: A summary of the Hobbit crisis

When Biography Becomes Legend, Print the Legend: Carlos and The Social Network

The bromance, the betrayal, The Social Network

Film Pushes Malaysian Censorship Boundaries, but Not Too Far

The new wave of film festivals

Ten great films about horror

Film Noir: An Introduction

Eastwood, now and Hereafter

Classic movie night at the Playboy mansion

Is Broadway crazy to take on Almodovar?

Van Damme and the Action Stars

The Mad Men of social networking

The curse of Barbie is alive and well in children’s cinema

Beyond Bullets and Berets, Life in Wartime

Lies, paranoia and jealousy on the internet’s social networks inspire Hollywood

What’s wrong with Hitchcock’s women

Will This Clint Eastwood Movie Be Any Good?: Vulture Does the Math

The Slippery Slope of the MPAA’s New Ratings Policy

Joe Queenan’s guide to sci-fi cliches

Longing for the Lines That Had Us at Hello

James Cameron on ‘Avatar,’ ‘Titanic,’ and the Future of 3-D

More people are watching movies online, but few are buying them

The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

Documentaries Get Even Harder to Define

Point-Counterpoint: 3-D

The scarier side of Helen Mirren

Studio Math 101: $40 million is new budget ceiling for Hollywood dramas