Movies

The Economics of Movie Trilogies No One Asked For

The fog of war made it look like 2013’s Battle for the White House had a victor before the clash had even begun. That year…

Are We Putting Adam Driver in Too Many Movies?

This week, The Cut declared their enthusiasm for Noah Baumbach’s forthcoming Netflix film Wedding Story, which they billed as a “movie about Adam Driver’s face.”…

Quentin Tarantino Has Built His Entire Brand of ‘Cool’ on the Battered Bodies of People of Color

Much has been said about Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and its casually racist depiction of Bruce Lee. There’s been…

The Exhausting History of Comedians Playing Almost Every Role in a Movie

The 2008 action-comedy Tropic Thunder is mostly remembered these days for Robert Downey Jr. appearing in blackface and Ben Stiller going “full retard.” One can…