films

‘Captain Marvel’ and the Challenge of Rooting for Progressive Superhero Movies

In Captain Marvel, Brie Larson plays a superhero who has to battle evil shape-shifting aliens while grappling with troubling, mysterious memories and a nasty bout…

‘Climax’ Is the Rare Gaspar Noé Film That’s Actually Getting Everyone Off

Gaspar Noé’s films are argument-starters. 2002’s Irréversible told the story of a brutal rape and the men who seek vengeance for the crime, the movie unspooling…

In ‘Paddleton,’ Telling Your Straight Friend You Love Him Is Scarier Than Death

Jerry Seinfeld has a famous joke about the fact that, according to studies, people are more afraid of public speaking than dying: “This means to…

A Completely Last-Minute, But Totally, 100-Percent Necessary, Guide to the Oscars

Who’s ready for hours on end of tedious political commentary, speeches that run way too long and out-of-touch elites sniffing their own farts? No, I’m…