The new Battlestar Galactica has done away with bumpy-headed aliens and thespian histrionics. Jonathan Kiefer explains why it's the best "frakking" show on earth.
Catch a Fire and The Last King of Scotland conjure up forgotten Africa
Leonard Cohen live on screen
Can’t we admit that Strangers with Candy sucks?
Are 'Cars' and 'A Prairie Home Companion' basically the same movie?
A quarterly DVD magazine of short films is a good idea.
Seven things I learned about women from Basic Instinct 2, Friends with Money and The Notorious Bettie Page
Pop music stars always make good movie fodder
Steven Okazaki hasn’t heard of you either
The time has come to take William Shatner seriously
The slightly pervy career of Jeremy Irons
You should get to know Ross McElwee
Putting the year’s “best of” lists in perspective
George Clooney and Jeff Daniels, reconsidered
A starlet comes of age
The films Capote and An Angel at My Table feature authors as the protagonists—to great effect
David Cronenberg fakes his way through America’s heartland—and its soul
An open letter to movie-studio marketeers
Why is the filmmaker’s Dylan documentary so good?
Two buzz-inducing movies do wonders with language
What if we can will away the blockbuster?
TV Shows That Shouldn’t Become Movies, Ever
In Defense of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
An Espionage Thriller That's Not Quite a Miracle, But Close
Up for Grabs could be the best baseball movie of its generation—and, possibly, a major-league bummer
How Horrified Are You Ready to Be?
How do you take your movie? How do you give it?
Notre musique and Gunner Palace
Give Thomas Haden Church That Oscar
Is Clint Eastwood Pulling His Punches?
Al Pacino and the Problem Play
Jumping the Shark
The case for a Christmas classic.
Why Are Indie-Darling Directors So Into Remakes?
Don’t Count on Ray and Kinsey to Be Great, but See Them Anyway
On Garden State
On We Don't Live Here Anymore and Intimate Strangers
If Only Hollywood's Franchise Feuds Had a Little Imagination
On The Bourne Supremacy and The Manchurian Candidate
The Anti Anti-Heroes of Three New Films
Richard Linklater's Before Sunset
On Spike Lee's Latest Film
Michael Carné's Children of Paradise
Errol Morris's The Fog of War
A movie pilgrimage to the city by the sea
The seminal film noir handbook - half a century late and right on time
Meditations on an all-American franchise
Sometimes, on the hunt for literature, it's hard to tell predator from prey