Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Image: Lucasfilm Just as we’re about to get a new Star Wars show in the form of andor—the second of three shows this year, if you need reminding—the movie side of the franchise took another noticeable hit. rogue squadron, a film originally planned to be directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins for a December 2023 … Read more

The 2022 Ig Nobel Winners Are Here: Constipated Scorpions and More

The truth can finally be unearthed.Image: shutterstock (shutterstock) This year’s Ig Nobel winners are here, and they’re just as eye-catching and baffling as usual. Among the selections are a study showing that love at first sight may be detectable through synchronized heartbeats, an answer to why legal documents are so incomprehensible, and the discovery of … Read more

10 Great Movies About 10 of History’s Worst People

screenshot: Downfall (2004) There’s a reason books about Hitler consistently outsell books about Churchill. As long as it’s kept at arm’s length, abstracted into words or images, and not in our faces or in our houses, andvile is way more compelling than good. These 10 people are among the worst humans in history—merciless despots, ruthless … Read more

Do They Love Star Wars So Much It’s Bad?

JJ Abrams directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Image: Lucasfilm One of the biggest shifts in Star Wars history happened when the fans got control. That’s not how history would phrase it, but after Disney purchased the franchise, it was the first time people who grew up loving the films were finally given a chance to … Read more

Moonage Daydream’s Brett Morgen on being a student of Bowie

Brett Morgen Image: NEON, photo: LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images After seven years spent digging into archives, searching through mounds of recordings, and viewing untold hours of footage, Brett Morgen managed to pull together the dazzling moonage daydream—the first and only film about David Bowie to be approved by the late artist’s state. Despite its … Read more

Rogue One’s Gary Whitta on His Unconventional New Sci-Fi Gundog

This fall, from the writer of Rogue One, The Book of Eliand After Earth, a brand new sci-fi adventure is on the way. Set in a future where Earth has been conquered by giant alien mechs, a young woman finds a map that might hold the key to saving humanity. Sounds cool, right? Well, it’s … Read more

Lou Reed’s Words & Music, May 1965 featuring John Cale

Lou Reedphoto: Julian Schnabel (Courtesy of Light in the Attic) According to the liner notes by Don Fleming and Jason Stern, archivists at the Lou Reed Archives, the demo tape featured on Words & Music, May 1965—the inaugural volume in a series of archival releases on the boutique reissue imprint Light in the Attic—sat behind … Read more

Trick your brain to stop overthinking

Overthinkers are people who are buried in their own obsessive thoughts. Imagine being in a large maze where each turn leads into an even deeper and knottier tangle of catastrophic, distressing events — that is what it feels like to them when they think about the issues that confront them. Everyone overthinks their lives or … Read more

A Review Of Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, About Marilyn Monroe

Ana de Armas plays Norma Jeane/Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s blonde.photo: Netflix Based on Joyce Carol Oates’ Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name, blonde uses a work of biographical fiction to presumably seek deeper truths about the life of Marilyn Monroe. Unfortunately, director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination Of Jesse James) mistakes depicting the … Read more

A Review Of Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes’ Do Revenge

(from left) Maya Hawke and Ca Mendes star in Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s From Revenge.photo: Netflix With its inclusion of sassy language and its indictment of progressive culture, From Revenge is a movie for the modern era—but it plays like a love letter to the savage and sweet teen-themed movies of the 1980s, ’90s and early … Read more