Five Great Gus Van Sant Movies

Tomorrow, I get to travel to Portland — a city I’ve never been to, strangely enough — for fewer than 24 hours for work. Getting ready for this trip got me thinking about Gus Van Sant, who has set so many of his movies in his adopted hometown in the Pacific Northwest. So I went […]

10 Best Films of 2014

Every year, I say how hard it is to narrow down my best-of list to just 10 titles. But this year, it was especially true. Looking back on my favorite movies of 2014, I definitely see a theme emerging: otherworldly beings on the prowl in the middle of the night. I wonder what that says […]

Gone Girl

20th Century Fox Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language. Running time: 145 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. There’s a particular kind of narcissism that comes with being an only child. You are the confident center of your own universe. You are beyond independent […]

What the Flick?! — Gone Girl

Matt, Bibbs and I all went a little nuts for “Gone Girl.” This is our sans-spoiler review, so we tried to rave sufficiently about the film without giving too much away. But a spoilertastic edition follows, so be sure to watch that, too — but only once you’ve seen the film.

What the Flick?! — Gone Girl Spoiler Talk

Don’t watch this until you’ve seen “Gone Girl”! Seriously. Matt, Bibbs and I go indepth on the film’s many twists and surprises.

Revisiting Mindy Kaling & Matt & Ben

The insanely likable and talented Mindy Kaling has been at the center of debate lately because of her ELLE magazine cover — or rather, because of what we don’t see of her: any part of her body from the chest down. While the other actresses (Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams) adorning various versions […]

What the Flick?! — Runner Runner

We like Justin Timberlake. We like Ben Affleck. We did not, however, like the high-stakes gambling thriller “Runner Runner.”

Everybody Needs to Calm the F**k Down About Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck will play Batman in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, we learned yesterday, which essentially caused the Internet to implode. My Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of angst-ridden responses to this news, some of which come from legitimately sane people decrying the decision as if it were the end of the world. […]