Lily Tomlin is the World’s Greatest Grandma

Grandma is indeed a tearjerker, but one free of the overwrought sentimentality that bogs down other entries in the genre. Structured like an addictive...

The Hollywood Bromance is Dead, and True Crime Victims Deserve Better

True Story. It is arguably among the top contenders for absolute worst book (and film) title of modern times. Modern times, because one could see...

Streetwise: Mary Ellen Mark’s Must See Kids

The passing of gritty, realist, empathetic American photographer Mary Ellen Mark this week is a good occasion to reflect on the artist's work, both...

Self/Less

Welcome to B-movie territory. Self/Less is silly, brainless and paint-by-numbers in an endearing fashion. It's ideal lazy Sunday afternoon fare. The type of film...

Review: The rather dim She’s Funny That Way

After a one night stand with a call girl (Imogen Poots), a famous theater director (Owen Wilson) makes her an enticing offer: $30 thousand...

2015: Five of the Best Films

Five of the Best Films of 2015 by Tony Hinds As the Oscar discussions and predictions begin to dominate entertainment news, it's a reminder that the year...

Iranian Cinema and the West

It all started with The Cow, a 1969 classic about a man and his beloved animal. Credited by many as the start of the...

Twist Endings Or: What Happened to M. Night Shyamalan?

(Ed note: This article purposely discusses key plot twists and twist endings in Shyamalan's films as well as those in some other films (Chinatown, The Usual Suspects,...

Ex Machina: Artificial Paradise Lost

Few sci-fi films in recent memory have successfully managed to evoke both a sense of dread and awe, while attempting to portray the extent...

Time Warp This: The Ageless Rocky Horror Picture Show

Time Warp This: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Remains Ageless The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975 Directed by Jim Sharman, Written by  Jim Sharman &...

The Best Films of the 21st Century

By The Editors We'll start with a reminder. The 21st century began on January 1st, 2001. BBC.Com Culture has started an interesting social media discussion about the...

Jurassic World Deconstructed

Lets start with Mercedes, because there are a lot of them in this film. In fact every single vehicle in this movie (with the...