All the President's Men Is What Made Me Want to Become a Journalist

Ben Bradlee was editor of the Washington Post when the newspaper did something phenomenal: It took down the Nixon administration in the Watergate scandal. I didn't know anything about Bradlee or newspapers or the Washington Post when I saw the 1976 film about the scandal—I only knew I wanted to work somewhere just… » 10/22/14 8:25pm Today 8:25pm

Sending the Great Oscar de la Renta to That September Issue In the Sky

"Fashion icon" doesn't really begin to cover the influence of Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday at 82. But you can get a sense of his outsized importance to the industry—and culture at large—from one film which managed to explain both the clothes we wear and the people who convince us to wear them. » 10/21/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Remember The Best Of WWII Films With A Bridge Too Far

Brad Pitt's new WWII tank thriller Fury seems to be taking cinemas by storm this week. But before chisel-jawed tank commanders with unfeasibly good hair did the Second World War, there was A Bridge Too Far, an unsurpassed epic that represents the absolute best of the foolish-British-people-getting-slaughtered war-film… » 10/18/14 8:00pm Saturday 8:00pm

Fight Club: A Fantastic 15-Year-Old Film Inspired By Real Fights

Fight Club is a work of fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, a famous author who once described his life as "very blue-collar." Fight Club is also a (fantastic) movie, directed by David Fincher, that hit theaters exactly 15 years ago today. Watch it again tonight, but with an extra little piece of knowledge: Fight Club is not… » 10/15/14 8:00pm 10/15/14 8:00pm

A Heartbreaking Portrait of the People Affected By California's Drought

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued some of the most sweeping citywide water reforms in history today, it included this haunting line: "Our major supplier of imported water expects to curtail supplies in the next 12 months." While the drought is about to change life drastically in LA, it's already crippled… » 10/14/14 8:00pm 10/14/14 8:00pm

Waltz With Bashir: An Animated Documentary About War and Memory

Why would a veteran and filmmaker, attempting to piece together his lost memories of a brutal war, turn to animation to tell his story? For many, animation is still cloaked in the cultural stigma of cartoons—of inconsequential entertainment. So the decision to render a film about war and psychology in animated form is… » 10/13/14 8:00pm 10/13/14 8:00pm

Celebrate Hockey (and Canada!) With Goon

This weekend marks two significant events: the start of the regular NHL season, and Canadian Thanksgiving (OK, so we're using a loose definition of 'significant' here). You can neatly celebrate both of these two occasions by watching Goon, which is 92 minutes of watching an American punch Canadian people in the face… » 10/11/14 8:00pm 10/11/14 8:00pm

Saying Goodbye To The Funniest Dysfunctional Mom On Television

Aw, jeez. This is sad. Very funny human Jan Hooks passed away today at the age of 57. The Atlanta-born comedian and actress with the distinctive drawl was an SNL cast-member; regular voice on The Simpsons; and the smiling guide who told Pee-Wee there's no basement at the Alamo (amongst a million other roles). » 10/09/14 8:00pm 10/09/14 8:00pm

Remembering Rod Serling And the Debut of The Twilight Zone

On this day in 1959, American TV audiences embarked on a trip to a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. This first journey to the middle ground between light and shadow was a powerful voyage we still haven't forgotten. It was the first time we caught a glimpse of The Twilight Zone. » 10/02/14 8:00pm 10/02/14 8:00pm

Watch Team America And See How Much Our Geopolitics Haven't Changed

Yesterday we highlighted a slew of films that were leaving Netflix at midnight this morning. Don't even look at the list, I'd say, it's too painful; they're already long gone. However, Netflix has attempted to heal our wounds with a long list of additions, including the great Team America: World Police. » 10/01/14 8:36pm 10/01/14 8:36pm