Retronalysis: ‘Dazed and Confused’ Ruined Teen Comedies in the Best Way Possible

Before there was boyhood, Richard Linklater was dazed and confused, transplanting his own experiences as an angsty teenager growing up in 1976 onto the big screen. So what works in Dazed in Confused has a lot more to do with Linklater himself than the

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Retronalysis: Sacha Baron Cohen is the Only Great Thing About ‘Borat’

At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan as an important movie because of its popularity (as well as the length of that subtitle). Not that anything is wrong with being

Retronalysis: Ryan Reynolds Was the Least of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s Problems

In 2009, the X-Men film franchise took a step backward in more ways than one. It stepped backward in time, literally, to explore the origins of Wolverine, played a fourth time by Hugh Jackman. The problem? We had already experienced

Retronalysis: ‘Meet the Parents’ Features De Niro at His Most Humorous

The success and talent of Robert De Niro will never be understated, thanks to his legendary performances in Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part 2, and many more (notice these are curiously dramatic roles). But we’ve seen a curious trend arising in De Niro’s

Retronalysis: Rewatching A New Hope

Later this week, a new Star Wars trilogy will be kicked off by The Force Awakens. In preparation for this event, I’ll be rewatching the original trilogy (from A New Hope to Return of the Jedi) each day this week. My goal is to reevaluate these films’

Retronalysis: What You Missed About Ultron In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Think you caught everything in “Avengers: Age of Ultron?” Well overthink again.

Retronalysis: The Humans of ‘WALL-E’ Were Probably Better Off Without Him

When you really think about it, WALL-E was sort of the villain of his own movie.