In the lead-up to our Best of the Year episode, Lena Houst guest-hosts to discuss the miscellaneous achievements of 2017.
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Justin Jagoe’s 2017 in review: A summation of the best (and worst) of the past year’s cinema.
A review of Spielberg’s ‘The Post,’ followed by a discussion of some of the best television of 2017
Reviews of ‘All the Money in the World,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ and a quick take on ‘Downsizing.’
A review of Guillermo Del Toro’s latest, ‘The Shape of Water,’ followed by a discussion of how the still-young Awards season is shaping up.
In the first essay of this series, G Clark examines some of 2017’s critically-acclaimed movies, which for one reason or another didn’t work for him.
Alex Carlson returns for a nerdy, nit-picky, and eventually VERY spoilery review of the year’s most anticipated film, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is an exquisitely-acted, gorgeous film that introduces thematic threads it never satisfactorily follows.
On growing up, and being grown, with the most popular film series of all time. The final Essays on Star Wars installment.
You love Film Misery, now try some Queer Misery! Justin and Film Misery editor Lena Houst get together for this bonus episode to discuss the best of queer cinema in 2017
The most common criticism of ‘The Force Awakens’ is its familiarity, but it has something to say about the stories we’ve heard a million times.
How the favored Star Wars composer tries to save ‘Attack of the Clones’ from itself.
James Franco makes ‘The Disaster Artist’ an explanation for and homage to ‘The Room,’ while directing himself to his best role.
From Greta Gerwig to St. Vincent, Lena bends the definitions of film in her unconventional list of 2017’s best cinematic experiences.
The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ villain is guilty of betrayal, murder and worse. But there’s one aspect of his villainy that often goes unexplored.
In the lead-up to ‘The Last Jedi,’ Introducing a collection of daily essays on each of the ‘Star Wars’ movies.
‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’ tells a relevant story with a stellar cast. It may feel a bit haphazard, but that shouldn’t deter you.
‘Coco’ is a typically entertaining and visually-striking film from Pixar, though it lacks the magic of the studio’s best efforts.
Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ has the bones of a standard-issue coming of age tale, but the meat of a great cast makes it a film worth seeing.
Vivid, intense and necessarily wrenching, ‘BPM: Beats Per Minute’ brings ACT UP’s AIDS activism to pulsating, searing life amidst death.