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Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson is a contributing editor at MEL. He writes about film and pop culture for Screen International, Rolling Stone and Vulture.

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‘The Guilty’ Spits in the Face of the ‘One Good Cop’ Trope

In this Netflix thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a disgraced policeman hoping to redeem himself by saving an abducted woman. It’s a cautionary tale for our ‘Defund the Police’ age

How ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ Went From Beatles Anthem to Nostalgic TV Theme Song

It was written at the last minute for ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.’ But whether it was Ringo Starr or Joe Cocker singing, it’s been one of rock’s most enduring tributes to the power of community, especially on ‘The Wonder Years’

The Awkward History of Actors Trying to Play Teenagers in Movies

The star of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ turns 28 this week. But Hollywood is littered with films featuring men who are way too old to pass for high-schoolers

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