oscars

The ‘American Beauty’ Plastic Bag Won’t Ever Float Out of Our Lives

In 2019, the retrospective focus of many a film critic has turned to 1999, and the movies of that period have generally aged quite well….

Toward a Unified Theory of Paul Rudd’s Magically Ageless Face

The 91st Academy Awards were another occasion to officially highlight Hollywood’s A-list for exceptional performances, but it was also an occasion to unofficially award Paul…

Who Are the People Who Actually Love ‘Green Book’?

There’s a running joke about the regional political coverage the New York Times has served up since Trump took office, which often involves profiling the…

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…