Speed Racer unconventionally adapted the comic book formula to a unique emotional high that now stands out in a crowded genre.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers remakes a great B-movie with intellectual terror. It knows that irony makes it even scarier. This is pure horror joy.
The 15th anniversary of Zodiac is the perfect occasion to revisit David Fincher's best film and see how the thriller epic holds up in 2022.
The White Reindeer is equal parts history, horror, and fairytale - a myth of innocence, in a landscape of snow and terror.
Meet Me in St. Louis is hope and happiness in movie form, using sorrow and shadows and more joy than usually fits in ten movies. It is Christmas, to me.
With First Man, Damien Chazelle takes us to space and still thinks the most important things are the ones we left behind. The best film of 2018.
Vertigo is as much about its director's view of sex as a masterclass thriller. It decodes not only Master Hitchcock but an entire cinematic point-of-view.
An analysis of Villeneuve’s dreamy thriller, Hitchcock accelerated to spiritual attack speed. Arachnophobes beware.
My Neighbor Totoro may not be Miyazaki's best work, but it's his quiet thesis. And one of the most magical things ever drawn.
The horror in Alien is as disquietingly personal as any sci-fi epic ever made. This is the genre's ultimate masterclass in turning style into story.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one romance that counts as all of them. Reluctance becomes the ultimate fantasy.
A Fistful of Dollars is a samurai movie moved to the frontier. It loses nothing in the transition. And it gains the best staring in film history.