In Connected, one writer will send another a new piece of writing about a film they have been watching and pondering over, in the hopes that this will prompt a connection— emotional, thematic, historical, or analytical—to a different film the other has been watching or is inspired to rewatch.

By Eric Hynes, Chloe Lizotte | April 20, 2020

A roiling existential angst unites a high-concept comedy by Albert Brooks and a classic melodrama by Nicholas Ray.

By Chris Wisniewski, Farihah Zaman | April 13, 2020

Two strange musicals from the 1970s—featuring Catherine Deneuve and Donna Summer—help our writers find pleasure in the perverse.

By Julien Allen, Adam Nayman | April 6, 2020

The need for the geometric sublimity of music leads two critics to two very different musical movie experiences.

By Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert | March 30, 2020

The chaos of the moment feels aptly reflected and deeply felt in both a Bogdanovich slapstick classic from the seventies and a Hammer horrror gem from the sixties.

By Jeff Reichert, Michael Koresky | March 23, 2020

In this ongoing column, one writer will send another a new piece of writing about a film they have been watching and pondering over, in the hopes that this will prompt a connection to a different film the other has been watching or is inspired to rewatch.