Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston go on a sad road trip in this trailer for Last Flag Flying

The melodramatic, life-affirming road trip is primarily a young person’s game, since only young people have the time and healthy bladders necessary for spending an extended period of time in a car, but that doesn’t mean older people can’t have their own melodramatic, life-affirming road trips. That’s what happens in…

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Here's a trailer for Tulip Fever, a movie that might actually come out now

Last year, we shared a trailer for Tulip Fever, a movie about the blooming tulip bulb market in 17th-century Amsterdam that looked a fair bit saucier than that description might imply, but its 2016 release date came and went without any Tulip Fever. There were some screenings after that and star Alicia Vikander did…

Accent expert verifies that Natalie Portman did a freaky good job emulating Jackie Kennedy

Erik Singer is one of this country’s foremost experts in dialects and accents, so every now and then Wired brings him in to analyze the performances of actors taking on voices other than their own. The latest edition might be the most fascinating, as Singer spends a half hour comparing and contrasting performances…

How Memento gave its audience short-term memory loss

Seventeen years ago, Memento introduced a wide audience to the mind-bending storytelling techniques that have become synonymous with Christopher Nolan’s films. Though, for some reason, Memento isn’t remembered as fondly or as reverently as the other films in the director’s oeuvre. More often than not, audiences look…

The Coney Island mood piece Beach Rats tells the double life of a closeted teen

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Call it Bro Travail. Beach Rats, Eliza Hittman’s eroticized study of young male bodies and repressed sexuality along the arcades of Coney Island, owes a sizable debt to the films of Claire Denis (particularly a certain desert-set Herman Melville adaption), going so far as to copy the extraordinary French director’s…

What pop culture you love is most difficult to explain?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

John Cho investigates a glitzy Hollywood murder in this trailer for Gemini

The old “Checkhov’s gun” rule—which basically says that a weapon introduced in the first act of a story must be fired by the third, or else it shouldn’t be there at all—doesn’t usually apply to movie trailers and their truncated storylines, but half of this trailer for Aaron Katz’s Gemini is basically all about…