Jason Bailey is film editor for Flavorwire. His work has appeared at The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Slate. He is the author of books on 'Pulp Fiction,' Woody Allen, and Richard Pryor.
While we weren’t looking, the mid-budget adult-oriented motion picture has all but disappeared. And the gifted directors behind them are in danger of disappearing as well.
In some markets, video stores have to add in bells and whistles. Others have repurposed themselves as community centers, or libraries. And in some – and here’s the biggest surprise of all – they haven’t had to change a damn thing.
Oscar chatter is now “a six-month sustained discussion." We asked four awards writers why, and what it means.
It’s hard to resist the charm of the smooth criminals, confident con artists and bold bank robbers of the caper movie. Enjoy some of the coolest thieves in film.
Several gifted filmmakers (including John Ridley and Spike Lee) tackle the events of April 1992 - and the results are essential viewing.
Netflix's latest "innovation" confirms that tech types should stop trying to improve film and TV.
Actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg's two recent films turn tragedy into action drama - and unsettling commentary.
Since the 1960s, political campaigns have proven irresistible fodder for nonfiction filmmakers. Here are a few rich and informative documentaries to watch in the final week before the election.
How this year's African-American films directly and indirectly address #OscarsSoWhite and Trump's America.
Though written in the 1980s and predominately about the 1960s, this James Baldwin-inspired documentary is the year's most essential film.
The most riveting footage ever captured of the comedian was shot on the set of Stir Crazy, his biggest box-office hit. But it was nothing that made into that film, a formulaic buddy movie; indeed, it is doubtful that the film was seen anywhere except on the Internet, all these years later.
Twenty years ago, Pulp Fiction unapologetically sampled and remixed film history. So why did it feel so original?
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It’s a fairly apt description of most of his film work from the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies: barely present and utterly wasted, on hand merely to provide a shot of “soul.”
20 years after Tarantino changed indie filmmaking forever, Bailey looks back at his breakthrough movie to reconsider what made it so brilliant and so important.