You Should Watch Scream Next Time You're Up at 3AM

Scream is one of those movies that's so iconic you almost forget about it — maybe you saw it upon its release in 1996 (almost twenty years ago — in related news, we're all old), then perhaps once or twice since then, but it's become such an integral piece of the cinematic lexicon that it's easy to ignore how… » 2/25/14 4:00pm 2/25/14 4:00pm

Is Donald Trump Unjustly Vilified In You've Been Trumped?

You've Been Trumped (watch it here if you haven't yet), director Anthony Baxter's 2011 documentary, is not just a tale about an awful rich person trampling all over some nice local villagers — because the villagers fight back. Awesome. » 2/21/14 12:00pm 2/21/14 12:00pm

Hey, Whatever Happened to Lacey Chabert?

It's been 10 years since Mean Girls was released, and my, how things have changed. Three of the four female leads are household names (albeit for different reasons), with Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried both commanding huge salaries as A-list movie stars and Lindsay Lohan, well, doing Liz & Dick. (Best of luck to… » 2/20/14 4:00pm 2/20/14 4:00pm

Watch You've Been Trumped, in Which Nobody is Very Nice to The Donald

Which of these things is more likable: acres of stunning, environmentally unique Scottish coastland, or Donald Trump's face? If you chose the former, you'll find much to love about You've Been Trumped, a flawed but satisfyingly damning documentary following the billionaire's efforts to build a £1 billion golf resort… » 2/17/14 4:00pm 2/17/14 4:00pm

Don't Mind the Subtitles: Dive Into the Sensuality of Swimming Pool

The French excel at so many things — fashion, food, elitism — but there are few things they do better than sexy, sexy movies. Director Francois Ozon's 2003 thriller Swimming Pool is proof perfect — a surreal, hazy erotic thriller set in a big house in the south of France. » 2/13/14 12:00pm 2/13/14 12:00pm

Double Feature: Heathers and But I'm a Cheerleader

Like every genre, the teen movie has its tropes: expect a certain levity, a likable vulgarity, and stakes that never get too high. But there are also teen flicks that take the typical lighthearted markers of high school comedies and turn them on their head, doing something darker, more subversive, and ultimately meaner » 2/11/14 4:00pm 2/11/14 4:00pm

Where Do You Stand In The Great Juice Cleanse Debate?

You don't have to be in straits as dire as the subjects of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead to appreciate what the documentary is saying: the heavily processed, standard American diet is basically poison to the human body, and if you consume fruits and vegetables, you will feel better. » 2/07/14 12:00pm 2/07/14 12:00pm

What Are We Marathon-Watching This Week? Coupling

In 2003, NBC debuted a sitcom called Coupling that was canceled after just four episodes. While you may remember that show, it's more likely that you remember the British series on which it was based: a show also titled Coupling, which ran on BBC Two from 2000 through 2004. » 2/07/14 11:00am 2/07/14 11:00am

Is Green Juice The Key To A Healthy Life? This Documentary Says "Yes"

Juicing! It's the wave of the future — little stores are popping up on every corner offering $10 bottles of freshly pressed green juice. The tonic promises to cure ailments, restore vitality, deliver clean energy, and slim down the drinker. It's also $10 juice, which might trigger an eyebrow-raise amongst many. So… » 2/03/14 3:59pm 2/03/14 3:59pm

Discuss Mitt, and Imagine What Life Would Be Like if He Hadn't Lost

Hi documentary club, thanks for coming back to discuss Mitt (or, if you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here) — a funny little film that feels at once hugely important and totally irrelevant: after all, the guy lost, right? » 1/31/14 12:00pm 1/31/14 12:00pm

What Are We Marathon-Watching This Week? Better Off Ted

So here's a show I really loved and miss a lot: Better Off Ted, a funny little sitcom that ran on ABC from 2009 until its cancellation in 2010 at the tail end of a little-watched sophomore season. It's not a perfect show — a little too offbeat in its humor for a mainstream audience, with plot threads that failed to… » 1/29/14 1:20pm 1/29/14 1:20pm

Get To Know Mitt Romney Better in the Strange, Humanizing Mitt

Mitt is the rarest of documentaries: not only is it a warts-and-all look at the private life of Mitt Romney — starting from the early days of his political ambition in 2006 through his unsuccessful presidential runs in 2008 and 2012. It's maybe enough to make you empathize with the guy, regardless of your political… » 1/27/14 4:00pm 1/27/14 4:00pm

Part of me wonders whether that's a problem endemic to the fashion industry. When the most elite channels of it are so insular, by the time you get in, it creates a kind of self-rewarding smugness. » 12/27/13 12:26pm 12/27/13 12:26pm