Tim Grierson is a contributing editor at MEL. He writes about film and pop culture for Screen International, Rolling Stone and Vulture.
We Have Exactly a Year to Shut Down the ‘Barbie’ vs. ‘Oppenheimer’ Wars
Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan will both be putting out highly anticipated movies on July 21, 2023. Already, fans aren’t just debating what film they’re more excited to see — they’re arguing over which kind of film is more worthwhile. It’s the latest salvo in an ongoing, exhausting discourse wrapped up in assumptions about gender and art
The Incredible True Story of the 30-Year-Old Who Conned a High School into Believing He Was 16
‘My Old School’ documentarian Jono McLeod discusses being an eyewitness to one of Scotland’s greatest hoaxes — and why he made a film about the odd not-so-young man everybody in his class thought was a kid named Brandon Lee
In ‘Nope,’ Aliens Are the Least of Our Problems
Jordan Peele, the man who gave us ‘Get Out,’ continues to use horror as a means to talk about how everyday American life is frightening enough — even when extraterrestrials may be coming for a visit