Mark Fisher reviews Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, two films about journeys that end in uncertainty rather than self-discovery.
A web-exclusive debate about Todd Haynes’s miniseries Mildred Pierce between Amber Jacobs and Rob White, covering questions of desire, labor, economics, psychoanalysis, and feminism.
Mark Fisher reviews Steve McQueen’s bleak, blank tale of New York addiction and emptiness, starring Michael Fassbender, Shame.
Nina Power and Rob White discuss the politics and aesthetics of Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world drama, Melancholia.
Edward Buscombe reviews The West, 1898–1938, the latest boxed set from the National Film Preservation Foundation.
A review of the cult British TV show, A Very Peculiar Practice, a black comedy set in a regional university in the Thatcher era.
Megan Ratner’s review of David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method incorporating interview comments by the director.
Report from the London Film Festival 2011: Dark Horse (Todd Solondz), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay), Shame (Steve McQueen), Carnage (Roman Polanski), A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg), and Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos).
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Paul Julian Smith (Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY) discusses Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In with FQ editor Rob White.
Each summer, legendary film critic and Film Quarterly Writer-at-Large James Naremore provides his retrospective of the best films released in the U.S. during the previous year. Here are excerpts of his top ten Films of the Year, 2010.