filmmaking

‘Malcolm & Marie’ Takes Aim at the Myth of the Male Genius

This Netflix romantic drama, made entirely during the pandemic, can be terribly self-indulgent. But it’s smart about how insecure and needy egotistical men can be — and how their significant others can cut them down to size.

How ‘Lord of the Rings’ Shaped a Hopeless Generation

Two decades ago, our blind optimism dissolved as the real world fell into war. ‘Lord of the Rings’ became the ultimate millennial comfort viewing: a fantasy world in which the good guys actually win

How Did We End Up With a Scottish Shrek?

From Chris Farley’s take on the character, to Mike Myers’ non-Scottish Shrek, to the ogre we all know and love, here’s how (and why) Shrek’s voice changed over time

Every Theory About the Three Seashells in ‘Demolition Man,’ Judged by the Guy Who Wrote the Movie

Sylvester Stallone’s take is easily the most disgusting