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A Holiday Movie for Every Stocking
The age-old dilemma: What movie will Dad not hate? Is there any film the whole family can agree on? And, oh, God, please say it’s not Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. No ho-ho! The nine below offer something for everyone. Best of all, they come wrapped in Oscar buzz.
Being in the Room
Harry Benson got shots you just don’t see anymore.
Michael Cera has sewn up the innocent adolescent in movies. He doesn’t care if you mock him for it. He’d prefer that you do.
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The Sundance Seven
A film festival known for stunning breakout performances produces its latest batch.
A Wonderland of Alice
From James Joyce to Jefferson Airplane and, now, Tim Burton, Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland novels have inspired more than a century of literature, fashion, art—even crime! A smattering of progeny is splayed out at random, below.
From Yemen to Soho: New Directors Worth a Look
The Allure of a Bald Head
Catherine Keener, amateur phrenologist, on giving and taking.
Nine Films From the Ninth Annual Tribeca Film Festival
Internet Killed the MTV Star
A new breed of director is taking the music video in audacious directions.
Understanding Kanye West. Or trying to, anyway.
The Evolution of an Apology
Not an Action Figure
This year, Ryan Gosling and a band of similarly arty, polymathic weirdos are leading a revolt against the plastic leading man.
Blogger With a Quill
Oscar nominee Geoffrey Rush moves from a king’s speech to a madman’s diary.
Seventeen designers and artists reimagine the pop star.
The New York Kids’-Film Reboot: A Survey
Somewhere along the way, kiddie-film directors decided that the way to make a sequel was to head for the big city.
Ewan McGregor Morphs Into an Everyman for The Impossible
A pantsless Jedi no more.
Breaking Bad Postmortem: Discussing Last Night’s Episode and the Show’s Future
Emily Nussbaum and Logan Hill hash it out.
Breaking Bad Recap: The Man With Two Faces
Walt wins. At what cost?
Movie Review: The Mega-Schmaltzy Americana of Real Steel
'Real Steel' has all the ponderous drama of 'Raging Bull' when it’s really the best 'Battlebots' episode ever.