The AV Club
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Lift Your Skinny Fists… is all the more prophetic after 20 yearsTwo decades after its debut, Lift Your Skinny Fists is somehow even more terrifying, beautiful, and awesome. But like many biblical visions, the feelings evoked are so subjective, personal, and devastating that it’s often a struggle to verbalize.1
Revisiting the Dark Knight trilogy and its impact on Christopher NolanFor the second installment in our month-long series on the films of Christopher Nolan, critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife revisit the blockbuster comic-book franchise that made him one of the world’s most celebrated directors.1
Paula Pell and John Lutz crack up SNL pal Seth Meyers about cracking the Mapleworth MurdersSometimes the bubbling cauldron of comedy creativity that is the Saturday Night Live writers room only boils over once the actual writers leave 30 Rockefeller Plaza. And while SNL could traditionally use a bit more conceptual weirdness in its mix of game show parodies, celebrity impressions, and Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump making fish faces, at least presumably thwarted sketch ambition bubbles up...1
Edward Norton walked a priest, a rabbi, and Dharma into a Y2K rom-comWhile religion is hardly an underexplored topic in film, it’s rare to see it presented in the way that Keeping The Faith does: as a valuable, normal part of modern life that’s worth preserving, even if it needs some updating.1
The original Crazy Taxi is a lost time capsule of the year 2000The soundtrack and the product placement should be familiar to anyone who sat down at a Crazy Taxi machine in an arcade and remembers hearing The Offspring yell “Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah” while a digital commuter screams about needing a ride to Pizza Hut.1