26 Dec

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Honest Trailer: It’s Even Worse Than the ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

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There have been endless debates about whether or not the recent Star Wars sequels are good, if the Star Wars prequels deserve to be reconsidered, and what the future of the sci-fi franchise will be. But if there’s one thing that all fans can agree on, it’s that the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated […]

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26 Dec

The Morning Watch: The Making of ‘Frozen 2’s “Into the Unknown,” The Score of ‘Marriage Story’ & More

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, go behind the scenes of the making of […]

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25 Dec

The Best Movie Music of the Decade

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(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Film may have started as a visual medium, but from its earliest days music has been used as a fundamental aspect of its presentation. From tack piano and organs to sweeping orchestral suites, through to modern electronic soundscapes and hipster-approved needle-drops, the soundtracks to […]

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25 Dec

‘See’ Director Francis Lawrence on World-Building and Making Television Shows for Apple [Interview]

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One of Apple TV’s first major shows, See, couldn’t have been more in director and executive producer Francis Lawrence‘s wheelhouse. The director behind The Hunger Games sequels, I Am Legend, and Constantine is no stranger to expansive fantastical worlds. Created by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), See presents a future where sight is a thing of the past. No one can see, which presents the visual challenges […]

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25 Dec

The 10 Best Non-Hollywood Animated Movies of the Decade

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(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) It’s not that there’s inherently anything wrong with films like the CGI animated remake of The Lion King or the third How to Train Your Dragon movie, but they have oversaturated our big screens purely by virtue of their budgets, parent companies, and the […]

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25 Dec

The Greatest Female Characters of the Decade

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(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) There are so many amazing female characters who have burrowed their way into our hearts over the last decade that to come up with a list of just a few is painful. Cobbling together this list was a chronic process of killing one’s darlings […]

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25 Dec

The 10 Funniest Performers of the Decade

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(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Choosing the top ten funniest performers of the 2010s was not easy. If there’s one thing to know about comedy, it’s that it is subjective. What’s funny to one person may not be funny to someone else. One thing I took into account while […]

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25 Dec

Pedro Pascal’s ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Villain Has a Dark Comic Book History – Here’s What You Need to Know

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Gone are the goatee and helmet, but Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian heartthrob Pedro Pascal is indeed in the new trailer for next year’s Wonder Woman 1984. His Maxwell Lord is a capitalist known for mythmaking. “Think about finally having everything you’ve always wanted,” he says in the trailer, in a television broadcast over ’80s […]

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25 Dec

20 Years Ago, ‘Galaxy Quest’ Offered One of Cinema’s Most Positive Portrayals of Dedicated Fandom

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The nascent days of the Internet brought with it a recognizable and often critical depiction of fandom in popular culture. The most familiar representation of the modern fan comes courtesy of The Simpsons, with its obese Comic Book Guy character. Arguably, that’s also one of the more insulting depictions of fans, as the otherwise unnamed […]

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25 Dec

The 10 Movies That Defined the Decade, For Better and Worse

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(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Everybody’s got their opinion on the best films of the decade. There are consensus favourites and weird idiosyncrasies on everyone’s list. But what films actually defined the decade? Which films were representative of the changing culture across those ten years? Which films best represent […]

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