As video-on-demand continues to become the preferred route of distribution for a certain kind of independent film, much is being made of Nicolas Cage's willingness to slum for a paycheck, with recent examples including already-forgotten, small-screen-friendly items like Seeking Justice, Trespass, St ... More >>
Retelling the stories of better cop movies
In theaters, on demand, or wherever
Basterd makes good
The thriller boasts impressive horror, but its ideas? Not so much.
And Kurt Russell! According to the Hispanic fireball's new Broadway one-man show, Ghetto Klown, all those stars hit him on various movie sets, usually because Leguizamo was trying to jazz up the script and ad lib so he could become more of a breakout star. The guy was punched around more th ... More >>
Also-beloved friend-of-SOTC Ben Westhoff's new book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop, will be available on May 1st from Chicago Review Press. This excerpt focuses on Southern pioneers Geto Boys and particularly beloved rapper Scarfa ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Robert Christgau's titanic 1984 piece on arena rock, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and the complicated place where all three meet. Working the Crowd By Robert Christgau August 21,1984 If you'd told me five years ago that I'd will ... More >>
Broomfield and his actors use both hearts and minds in this sympathetic re-creation of the Haditha massacre
Horror in the heartland: Coming through loud and clear
Romero and his zombies return to lambast the media. Plus: The truly and spectacularly horrifying Inside.
20 years later, our bandannad national treasure is still kicking ass and taking names
A gay escort finds himself at the center of a classic D.C. scandal in the semi-successful The Walker
George Romero's latest takes on the YouTubers; zombies preparing vlog response
Where old masters, drunk teenagers, and Asia Argento make the fest's first week a blast
Our 25 Favorite Books of 2006
The year's most shameless B-movie delivers exactly what it promises
A brutal, invasive blockbuster for the Age of Fear
Recapping a reclusive auteur's brilliant career, from the Jewish new wave to a legendary bomb
A Messianic Meller for Our Time
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
In the Cannes
In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, A Fretful People Ponder the Fateful Question: Is Jar Jar Gay?