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Past articles by Tim:

‘Rocky Balboa’ Gave Rocky the Sendoff He Deserved

Sometimes, veteran bands will release a self-titled album in the middle of their career. By that point, these groups have firmly established themselves in the popular imagination, but they’re wanting to reintroduce themselves — or signal a return to the basics. Mötley Crüe was the only album the L.A. hard-rock quartet made without their iconic frontman Vince Neil. Blink-182 ushered a move into a… → Read More

"Surrender" May Actually Make Bono Skeptics Change Their Minds

This candid, self-critical memoir is a reminder of what can be insufferable — but also incredibly compelling — about U2’s divisive frontman. → Read More

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Is the Latest Movie to Reference ‘The Stepford Wives’: Here’s Why the Original Still Resonates

The Stepford Wives very much feels like a horror film about the ways in which women faced societal resistance as they tried to escape “traditional” gender roles. → Read More

Author Steven Hyden on How Pearl Jam Soundtracked a Generation

We caught up with the "Long Road" writer to chat all things Pearl Jam and why nostalgia shouldn’t necessarily be a dirty word. → Read More

Decades Before ‘The Rings of Power,’ the 1978 Animated ‘Lord of the Rings’ Showed the Potential of Tolkien’s Power

Both animation and fantasy films were in a period of transition when this Lord of the Rings arrived. → Read More

Jean-Luc Godard, 'Breathless' Director and French New Wave Icon, Dead at 91

Jean-Luc Godard, the father of modern cinema, is dead at the age of 91. → Read More

‘A League of Their Own’ Marked the End of the Goofy Tom Hanks Era

None other than Tom Hanks himself said that A League Of Their Own was the favorite movie he's made. → Read More

After You’ve Seen ‘Elvis,’ You Need to Check Out ‘Elvis: That’s the Way It Is’

One of the signature scenes in Baz Luhrmann’s film is Austin Butler’s rendition of “Suspicious Minds,” which is modeled after Presley’s in That’s the Way It Is. → Read More

Why 'The Godfather' Is Unthinkable Without James Caan

It was the role that officially made him a movie star — and a role that was a showcase for Caan to make you rethink screen gangsters and tough guys forever → Read More

50 Best Movies About America of the Past 50 Years

From 'All the President's Men' to 'The Godfather,' 'Boyhood' to 'Boyz n the Hood' — the movies that have reflected the American experiment back to us on the screen for the past half century → Read More

I Really Miss the Chris Pratt of ‘Moneyball’

Rather than watching his new series, ‘The Terminal List,’ revisit his small but meaningful role in the 2011 baseball drama, which came out long before the backlash against the ‘Jurassic World’ star was at fever pitch → Read More

Five Years Later, It’s Even More Astounding That ‘The Book of Henry’ Exists

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ director Colin Trevorrow once seemed on the shortlist to be the next Spielberg. Then came this 2017 commercial and critical disaster, which remains fascinating, daring and terrible in equal measure → Read More

Lady Gaga’s ‘Hold My Hand’ Is the Perfect ‘Top Gun’ Song Because It’s Ridiculous

The big single from the highly-anticipated sequel is a reminder just how cheesy, bombastic and undeniable the original film’s soundtrack was → Read More

The Silliest Part of Every Album Rollout Is the Reveal of the Tracklist

Harry Styles just unveiled the song titles for ‘Harry’s House.’ Why are we such suckers for this pointless promotional tool? → Read More

Adam West’s Batman Got the Lost Laugh

A new viral video that inserts his campy Caped Crusader into ‘The Batman’ is a reminder that serious superhero movies have become a real bummer → Read More

In ‘I’m Still Here,’ Joaquin Phoenix Played Himself and Almost Destroyed His Career

Nicolas Cage’s gonzo turn in ‘Massive Talent’ has nothing on the self-lacerating performance Phoenix gave in a mockumentary that’s quite candid about Hollywood ego → Read More

How Billy Joel’s ‘Vienna’ Went From a Deep Cut to His Most Popular Song

An encounter with his estranged father inspired this 1977 track that was never a single. Decades later, it’s all over TikTok, thanks in part to its reassuring message and a Jennifer Garner film → Read More

‘The Northman’ Is the Brutal, Slyly Subversive Viking Movie You Didn’t Know You Needed

The director of ‘The Witch’ and ‘The Lighthouse’ has delivered an historical action epic that’s visceral and thoughtful (and also a little nerdy) all at once → Read More

AC/DC Couldn’t Get Enough of Their ‘Big Balls’

The Australian rock band were always the kings of the double entendre. But their most shameless novelty song holds the key to the group’s proudly juvenile ethos → Read More

Why Can’t I See the Sex in ‘Bad Luck Banging’ on My Favorite Streaming Platform?

Last year’s acclaimed Romanian comedy-drama, which satirizes modern society’s prudishness, is now available for streaming, but in a censored form. That decision only underlines this provocative film’s brilliant point → Read More