Noah Millman

Posts tagged “movies”

Why I’m Not Getting On the “Interview” Outrage Bandwagon

The arguments for hyperventilation don’t hold water.

Posted December 19th, 2014

Channing Tatum. Wrestling Picture. Whadaya Need – A Road Map?

Wrestling with the structure of the film, “Foxcatcher.”

Posted December 3rd, 2014

The Anti-Salieri? Or a Musical Travis Bickle? Another Read On “Whiplash”

Commenter Stas Wirthing on my last film-related post thinks I missed what …

Posted December 1st, 2014

Double Feature Feature: 10,000 Hours Edition

“Whiplash,” the new film from writer-director Damien Chazelle, paired with “Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky’s hit: is genius really 99% perspiration?

Posted November 28th, 2014

Double Feature Feature: Walking Shadow Edition

Two innovative movies about theater: “Birdman” and “Synecdoche, New York”

Posted November 7th, 2014

Reading Myself and Others

“Listen Up Philip,” a cinematic study in literary narcissism, from Alex Ross Perry.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

Double Feature-Feature: I Kill With My [Censored] Edition

Scarlett Johansson takes a camp premise seriously, and stares into an alien abyss.

Posted May 16th, 2014

An Obligatory Oscar Post

Picking the winners for Sunday night’s Academy Awards

Posted February 27th, 2014

What Is A “Religious” Film Anyway?

Religion’s ostensible decline in Hollywood is a function of changes in economics and culture

Posted February 26th, 2014

Corporate Culture As A Sophisticated Interlocking Brick System

‘The Lego Movie’ pitches a humane work culture to kids.

Posted February 19th, 2014


Posting has been light (actually nonexistent) for the past week because I’ve …

Posted January 24th, 2014

Save The Cat

“Inside Llewyn Davis” is the Coen Brothers’ portrait of the artist as a young failure.

Posted January 17th, 2014

Turing’s Love Test

“Her” is a clever Pygmalion story for the iPhone age—and wonderfully acted.

Posted January 10th, 2014

Russell’s “Hustle”

“American Hustle” is a Scorsese film shot by a master of screwball comedy.

Posted January 3rd, 2014

100 Movies to See Again in 2014

Why these films keep you coming back for more

Posted December 31st, 2013

Narrative Dissatisfactions In “12 Years A Slave”

Earlier this week, I saw Steve McQueen’s film, “12 Years A Slave,” …

Posted December 23rd, 2013

Another Crack At Nebraska

A movie moves from pointing at bad choices to compassion for those who made them.

Posted December 19th, 2013