How Would You Rank The Christopher Nolan Films?

This past week, there’s been the usual discussion between Nolan nerds over how his latest film, Dunkirk, fits in with the rest of his work. I normally stay out of these ranking conversations because my rule of thumb with Nolan is that his movies take time to process and analyze, for better

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The Comments Section Is Dying

Go to any mainstream news or entertainment website, and you might notice that the comments section has either been removed outright, or it’s a wasteland. This is probably why NPR, a platform known for its robust community of thoughtful commenters, recently announced that they’re doing away with their comments section in favor of

Unopinionated: ‘Birdman’ Was a Good Movie, And That’s OK

Every Tuesday, I examine an unpopular opinion in film and argue against it. This week: Why do so many people hate Birdman despite its huge success?  There are a lot of ways to dislike a film, and sometimes for the worst reasons. So is the case with Birdman, the 2014 dark comedy that won the Academy

How to Make It as a Movie Writer

What’s the secret to making it as a movie blogger? Is there a secret? Join us on Now Conspiring, where Maria and I talk about what separates the great from the clickbait.

Chivalry Isn’t Dead. It Just Looks Different.

No one has to *tell you* that respect is a good thing.

The Pixar Detective, Chapter 9: Our Doom

The stakes have never been higher! Scattered, captured, and broken, our heroes must survive the onslaught of yet another unspeakable danger in this week’s “The Pixar Detective.”

Creativity Winks.

How, why and when do those flashes of creativity happen? For most of us, they’re just winks.