What’s your most awkward family pop culture experience?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

What’s your favorite movie that’s better than the book it’s based on? 

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Here’s (almost) all of the Kubrick homages from a quarter-century of The Simpsons

The Simpsons likes its pop culture references. There’s an argument to be made that the show leans on them a little too heavily in recent years. And if there’s one go-to grab bag for references in that Fox-sponsored writers’ room, it has to be the filmography of Stanley Kubrick. Allusions and outright parodies of films…

Coitus interruptus: 15 reasons to knock first

The movie trope of walking in on someone having sex is a common one, but it’s most often the result of someone making a surprise trip home, or getting off work early, only to bust in on their significant other, leading to sadness and pain all around. Sometimes, though, the reactions of those being interrupted are a…

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Another mesmerizing collection of movies’ first and final shots

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Those words are as true today as they were when Semisonic sang them in 1998, and they apply manifestly to “First And Final Frames Part II,” a haunting new supercut by Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney, who has beautifully juxtaposed the first and final shots of…

What makes a great trailer?

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“Following Kubrick” pays tribute to the director’s tracking shots

Yesterday was Stanley Kubrick’s birthday—he would have been 87—and in honor of the filmmaking giant, here’s a collection of tracking shots from four of his films. Pulling from 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, and The Shining, CutPrintFilm has assembled a montage of Kubrick’s hypnotic tracking…