December 29, 2020

This week’s guests are filmmaker Stephen Cone and RS contributor and Fordham professor Shonni Enelow to close out the year.

The radical in everyday life in a new American docu-comedy series and a classic by Abbas Kiarostami.

By Ina Archer | December 4, 2020
American ID

It is a quiet but influential work in its depiction of blackness, of Black romance and alterity in a shifting urban landscape. The film is both elegiac and symbolic, yet precisely located in San Francisco and true to the early 2000s.

“Will haunt you after it’s over . . . makes us think about the role that food plays in our lives—both as social beings and creatures of the earth.” –Vox

By Shonni Enelow | November 17, 2020
American ID

Jimmie cannot lay claim to the house as he wants to, cannot stabilize and contain his feelings about his family and himself. But the greater loss is that the city has no place for Mont’s theater.

By Chloe Lizotte | November 10, 2020
Event Horizon

“Interact with story” encapsulates how the largest media companies see experimentation as PR gloss, which may be residue of early-net transmedia marketing campaigns.

Every Halloween, we present a week’s worth of perfect holiday programming. This year's lineup: Pulse, Host, Brain Damage, Let's Scare Jessica to Death, The Velvet Vampire, Deathdream, and The Devil and Daniel Webster.

By Kelli Weston | October 30, 2020
American ID

The American Gothic, particularly as practiced by literary forebears Nathaniel Hawthorne and Washington Irving, who clearly shaped Eggers’s vision, tends to orbit around concepts of evil, madness, and the supernatural. But ultimately no monster ever compares to humans driven by fear.

By Nick Pinkerton | October 22, 2020
At the Museum

The drive-in is inextricable from the history of censorship in big-budget American cinema, and is also inextricable from the history of the automobile in the U.S., which is in turn inextricable from the history of suburbanization.

By Nick Pinkerton | October 20, 2020
At the Museum

The drive-in would become, in the postwar period, a symbol of untethered, ever-expanding, pedal-to-the-medal America, both a communal living room for Baby Boom parents and a prowling ground for teenagers.

Contemporary political realities leaving our most vulnerable citizens in the dust inspires two writers recall the work of great filmmakers from Senegal and Japan.

By Kathryn Cramer Brownell | September 29, 2020
At the Museum

Both parties are prepared for today’s advertising landscape because of the shifts in party organization and campaign strategy that began almost seventy years ago.

A documentary about the 9to5 women's movement and an unsung Linklater drama paint an urgent portrait.

September 11, 2020
At the Museum

We’re trying out something new this week, and switching to Wednesdays. Same time: 5:00pm. Now you can use Reverse Shot to help you get over the midweek hump! Next week, we are pleased to welcome The Criterion Collection's Andrew Chan and Metrograph's Aliza Ma.