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Past articles by Noah:

Damar Hamlin is another broken body — in a season filled with them

How Hamlin’s collapse could desensitize fans to the NFL's predictable brutality. → Read More

Daniel Kaluuya’s Divisive Performance In ‘Nope’ Is Actually A Masterclass In Stoicism

Ryan Gosling and Kristen Stewart are two other actors employing this recently coined "recessive acting" technique, in which actors play up the endurance of their characters, not the emotional revelations. → Read More

From Manchild To Mensch: Adam Sandler Is America’s Dad Now

His humor tilts towards dad jokes, but if the baggy shirt and comfortable pants fit, then wear ‘em. → Read More

Martin Short’s Work In ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Is The Culmination Of A Career Built To Last

He was an outlier from the beginning. → Read More

“Phantom Thread” and the truth about men at work

Award-winning news and culture, features breaking news, in-depth reporting and criticism on politics, business, entertainment and technology. → Read More

Not Just Bombs and Brawn: How '13 Hours' Repurposes the Republican Action Movie for 2016

Michael Bay's latest uses action-movie clichés to convey an anti-government message. → Read More

Why 'Interstellar' Ignores Climate Change

A story about looking for a new world is more exciting than a movie about saving an ailing one. → Read More

What in the World Is Scarlett Johansson Up To?

Lucy, Under the Skin, and Her seem like strange choices for the star. But maybe there's a reason she keeps picking roles in which she makes part of herself disappear. → Read More

Superheroes Replaced Cowboys at the Movies. But It's Time to Go Back to Cowboys.

The Rover and forthcoming throwbacks to the John Wayne era may not dominate the box office, but they speak to American anxieties in a distinctly modern way. → Read More

Finally, a Movie Portrays Social Media as Something Other Than Evil

Jon Favreau's indie comedy Chef is pitched at foodies—but it has a lot of smart, refreshingly positive things to say about Twitter, too. → Read More

Why the Latest Hollywood Heroes Hate the World

Instead of preventing the destruction of mankind, the likes of True Detective's Rust Cohle and Noah's titular lead welcome it—until last-minute changes of heart. → Read More

the little mermaid's twisted, sofia coppola-esque origins

Forget the Disney movie. The director of The Virgin Suicides was the perfect pick to make a live-action version of Hans Christen Andersen's disturbing fable about a girl becoming a woman. → Read More

What Star Wars' Casting of Adam Driver Says About Hollywood

Girls' first breakout film star is a guy—further evidence that television shows are a more progressive, inclusive, diverse medium than movies are. → Read More

the lego movie: further evidence of will ferrell's subversive genius

The hit film is another win in Mr. Ron Burgundy/Ricky Bobby/President Business's career of mixing oafish slapstick with surprising political messages. → Read More

the oscars' hidden, youthful agenda

The Academy Awards have never been about celebrating cinema, they're about making the film industry look good. This year's mission: Crown young talents as bona fide stars. → Read More

Right-wing winter: Why conservative movies clean up in January

While liberals catch up on Oscar hopefuls, movies like "Lone Survivor" rake in conservative dollars → Read More

the coen brothers' subtle politics

The Inside Llewyn Davis directors rarely depict the political process, but their portrayals of working-class characters struggling to get by does highlight a certain set of beliefs. → Read More

Film's Failed Quest to Understand JFK's Death

Directors keep trying to show all the things the famous Zapruder footage missed, but they only end up revealing truths about their times. → Read More

Dallas Buyers Club: An AIDS Drama the Tea Party Can Enjoy

The film depicts one man standing up against a corrupt bureaucracy—absent the Reagan-era political context that made it that way. → Read More