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The A.V. Club's franchise finder: Where to stream The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Fast & Furious, and more

Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to…Read more...

Bong Joon Ho’s Mother finds a Hitchcock disciple at his most Hitchcockian

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With Ben Wheatley’s take on Rebecca in theaters and en route to Netflix, we’re singling out other Hitchcockian thrillers—ones that explicitly recall the master of…Read more...

The rise of Practical Magic as a spooky season classic

The ’90s were a big time for witches. The Craft and Charmed found loyal teen audiences as Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentown enchanted the younger set. Kiki’s Delivery Service landed Stateside, Willow went Wiccan on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Hermione Granger made her literary debut. Amid…Read more...

After We Collided slides toward R-rated camp—but not far enough

Note: The writer of this review watched After We Collided from home. Before making the decision to see it—or any other film—in a movie theater, please consider the health risks involved. Here’s an interview on the matter with scientific experts.Read more...

The best horror movies of 2020

Halloween is imminent, and if you’re anything like us, you’re getting in the holiday spirit with some of your favorite seasonal staples—going back once more to those timeless classics of the scary-movie genre, like Michael Meyers returning to Haddonfield right on schedule. But while Halloween, like Halloween, never…Read more...

A beloved indie duo levels up with the time-traveling genre bender Synchronic

Note: The writer of this review watched Synchronic from home on a digital screener. Before making the decision to see it—or any other film—in a movie theater, please consider the health risks involved. Here’s an interview on the matter with scientific experts.Read more...

Charade was the most Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With Ben Wheatley’s take on Rebecca in theaters and en route to Netflix, we’re singling out other Hitchcockian thrillers—ones that explicitly recall the master of…Read more...

After We Collided's stars and creator say movies just can't ignore young, female fans anymore

Books for women and by women tend to get a bad rap. They’re “chick lit,” or “trashy romances.” Fan fiction—which is often written by women for whom writing isn’t a full time job—is viewed as less than, a tawdry, childish foray into a fantasy world. But titles for women and by women are some of the book industry’s most…Read more...

Let's revisit the "explosion of excrement" that was David Letterman hosting the 1995 Oscars

Uma, Oprah, oh no.Read more...

Rebecca has now twice shown there’s no improving on the original

Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier’s most famous novel, endures not just because it has proven endlessly adaptable—as a play, for radio, on television, as the Alfred Hitchcock-directed winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 1941, and a new Netflix film released nearly 80 years later. The story of Rebecca taps into a…Read more...

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