The more Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece is regarded, the more it seems to vanish in the spectacle of its acclaim.

We all know the year sucked, but there was some amazing stuff to read, hear, and watch. Our picks.

No film genre in Hollywood’s golden age was more urban to its core than noir. The word conjures […]

If the Oscars are any indication, Americans love war, stupidity, royalty, and bestiality.

Jordan Peele’s new film looks at the terror of white supremacy and the savagery of capitalism from an equally terrifying angle.

It’s that time of year when people in the world of academia remember what the word “anticlimactic” really means.  All this building tension over the course of the semester, and then when it reaches its seeming crescendo in early December — splat. 

Both films show how human faith falters in the face of planetary crisis. Only it’s not the Cold War anymore.