From cats categorized to comedy improvised, we’ve got suggestions

Pop Chart Lab is a treasure chest of beautifully designed posters covering a wide range of interests, from the evolution of video game controllers to fictive beers. I recently acquired the “Cats Categorized” poster, because I want to be one of those people who can easily identify cat breeds and this seemed like a good…

Mike Birbiglia had some “foul language” for the MPAA over its Suicide Squad rating

Is there any organization with more power over Hollywood, and less respect from the people whose destinies it controls, than the Motion Picture Association Of America? The MPAA’s content ratings have huge implications on movies’ box office receipts, but often seem almost willfully out of step with the actual content…

Mike Birbiglia finds truth in improv in the Don’t Think Twice trailer

Mike Birbiglia’s second film takes its name as much from an improv comedian’s tactic of making things up on the fly as it does from a typically melancholy 1962 Bob Dylan song. Both references would seem to make equal sense. In Don’t Think Twice, Birbiglia plays a longtime member of a New York City improv team that’s…

The Tribeca Film Festival has started to find its identity in 2016

I live in New York City, and despite the crowds and the ridiculous prices, it’s a great place to see a movie. Actually, it’s a great place to see lots and lots of movies, which is why, in my heart of hearts, I’m committed to a major cineaste sin: Deep down, I kind of prefer the Tribeca Film Festival to the classier,…

SXSW’s full film lineup to feature Linklater, Pee-Wee Herman, Tony Robbins

The South By Southwest Film Festival has announced this year’s slate of films, putting together a schedule that’s led—as previously announced—by Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some. Linklater’s new film—which he’s been describing for years as either a follow-up to Dazed & Confused or Boyhood, depending on the…

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