Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps writes about movies and other aspects of pop culture. You can find his work in such publications as the Ringer, Rolling Stone, Vulture, Decider, Polygon and the Verge. Keith also co-hosts the podcasts 'The Next Picture Show' and 'Random Movie Night' and lives in Chicago with his wife and child. Follow him on Twitter at @kphipps3000.

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How ‘The Simpsons’ Captured the True Spirit of Independence Day Without Jingoism or Flag-Waving

Despite limping on for another 25 seasons, the poignant ‘Summer of 4 Ft. 2’ is the logical endpoint of Lisa Simpson’s journey on the show

M. Night Shyamalan and the Curse of Being Called ‘The Next Spielberg’

It’s a title bestowed on many up-and-coming filmmakers, but not one has managed to live up to those expectations — nor could they hope to

High Concept, Low Budget: The Best Sci-Fi Movies Made on a Shoestring

New UFO drama ‘The Vast of Night’ joins a tradition of unforgettable science-fiction films produced for pocket change