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.

On the delight of "unglamorous isolation," the revitalizing energy of two iconic movie stars, and the power of a great entrance.

By Ashley Clark, Beatrice Loayza | April 27, 2020

Two writers connect over wildly disparate movies that nevertheless give each of them that wisful parental pull. Read about the mothers and fathers of Locke and Imitation of Life.

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.