Lost in America: Criterion Collection

September 9, 2017

If The Big Chill (1983) was the Baby Boomers at the height of their self-importance, then Albert Brooks’ Lost in America (1985) is its antithesis, a sly satire of the generation. The Boomers came of age in the 1960s and by the 1980s many had sold out... 

Airplane!: “Don’t Call Me Shirley!” Edition

February 17, 2006

Airplane! (1980) was originally conceived of as a remake/parody of Zero Hour! (1957), a black and white airplane disaster movie, while also skewering popular movies of the mid to late ‘70s (like Jaws, Saturday Night Fever and the Airport movies). The...