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December 19, 2018

The best films of 2018

In a year defined by division, the one thing we could all agree on was movies. Just kidding! If anything, film discourse grew more contentious and fractured than ever in 2018, which began with a battle for the soul of the world’s most popular franchise and moved on from there to debates about the value of Netflix and…

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December 7, 2018

The best film scenes of 2018

As usual, there was no shortage of worthy contenders for The A.V. Club’s list of the best movie scenes of the year. Even flawed films can contain flashes of brilliance, the parts that shine more brightly than the whole. And of course, plenty of the year’s best movies worked on a micro and macro level, though not all…

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October 12, 2018

Video: What First Man does and doesn’t say about Neil Armstrong

What First Man tells you about Neil Armstrong—and what it doesn’t. Video shot and edited by Justin Wolfson. (Transcript coming shortly; we had a late stage abort that delayed the transcript temporarily.)

Welcome to “The Unbearable Critic,” a new video series we’re trying out. In it, our intrepid culture reporter and person-with-lots-of-opinions Sam Machkovech applies his critical eye on movies, books, TV, and anything else that catches his feisty fancy.

Our kickoff episode centers around First Man, the Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling that opens this coming Friday. This isn’t a full [...]

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October 4, 2018

Another Halloween, a new Suspiria, and a second Goosebumps outbreak are coming this October

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

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