Read This: An oral history of the booze-soaked making of Highlander

It’s been 30 years since Russell Mulcahy’s Highlander introduced us all to its world of Immortals, Quickenings, and Scottish swordsmen who talk like mumbling French robots. (Not to mention Egyptian Spaniards who sound exactly like Sean Connery talking in his normal brogue.) To commemorate 30 years of decapitations and…

Telekinetic Buddhist cab ride: Revisiting The Shadow, 1994’s most stylish flop

Writing about pleasure—the how and why of enjoying something—is tricky, because doing it properly involves acknowledging and interrogating certain values that are often presumed to be shared, but are in fact personal. Seemingly instinctual, gut-level reactions are aways built upon a complicated foundation of memories…