Like the best romantic comedies, Bridget Jones’s Diary is about more than just falling in love

As a lifelong lover of the much-maligned romantic comedy, I’ve always found it funny when people dismiss the genre as being too “unrealistic.” Those detractors aren’t necessarily wrong—they’re just mistaking a feature for a bug. Rom-coms aren’t aiming for realism and failing. They’re purposefully utilizing a…

Rickman rescues: 9 movies the actor elevated just by showing up

Like everyone else in the world, The A.V. Club was devastated to learn of the recent death of English stage and screen star Alan Rickman. While he is getting many (deserved) memorial tributes for his iconic turns as Harry Potter’s conflicted Severus Snape, Galaxy Quest’s magnificent Alexander Dane, and even Sense And