Andrew Gutman


Melissa McCarthy Deserves Better than The Boss

Melissa McCarthy is funny—this may as well be taken as fact. She made everyone fall in love with her on Gilmore Girls and surprised everyone when she scored an unexpected... Read more


Midnight Special Presents a New Kind of Superhero

Midnight Special is, in a sense, a superhero movie, but it’s also perhaps the best antidote for the looming superhero overload in the film industry. It shares much of the... Read more


Fractured Beauty Found in Malick’s Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups is a fairly difficult movie to pin down. It’s a film that plays out as if in memory, a collection of disjointed, stream-of-consciousness images coupled with vague,... Read more


Dull Bits Cut Out: Oscar Thoughts

For the 88th year in a row, the Oscars have come and gone. There’s already been plenty of digital ink spilled on the topic, of course – from the #OscarsSoWhite... Read more


Hunches and Hopes: Voice predicts the Oscars

Best Picture Who Will Win: The Big Short Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road The Oscar race this year has been all over the place, and for the first... Read more


Dull Bits Cut Out: The Best of the Coen Brothers

With the release of Hail, Caesar! last weekend, Joel and Ethan Coen have put out their seventeenth feature film, more than 30 years on from thei r 1984 debut Blood... Read more


Dull Bits Cut Out: The Rising Star of Oscar Isaac

Statistically speaking, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens at least once, maybe even two or three or seven times. While watching the film, you... Read more

Halftime Leisure

No More Burgers: A Five Guys Obituary

Did you hear the Five Guys on Wisconsin is closing? The news hit me like a bolt from the blue. There I was, sitting in Leavey Center, thinking of something... Read more


A New Kind of Old-Fashioned: The Classic Romance of Carol

The thing about most great romances, and romantic films in particular, is how much they rest on what is implied, and how they can fit maximal meaning into minimal gesture.... Read more


Jennifer Lawrence Shines in Dull Joy

David O. Russell has been enjoying something of a boom period as of late. His last three films—The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle—have all enjoyed considerable commercial and... Read more