Gimlet plays to its strengths with Conviction, a scrutinizing look into the criminal justice system

It’s a clever detail that one might not notice at first, but the title of Gimlet Media’s brand-new podcast miniseries has a double meaning. While it might outwardly appear to be a show focused on the abysmal state of the criminal justice system, at its heart it is actually an investigation into a much more personal…

The best movies of 2016 that we didn’t review

Hundreds of movies come to American theaters every year. Sometimes they arrive at a rate of 20 per week, at least in New York, where most films that don’t open widely begin their first runs. And that’s not even taking into account Netflix and other streaming services, which have changed how movies are being…

What movie is missing from our list of the best comedies since 2000?

This week’s question: What movie is missing from our recent list of the best big-screen comedies since 2000?

The 50 best comedies since 2000

Sixteen years in, our new millennium looks like a banner age for big-screen comedy, as eclectic as any that came before it. This is when Will Ferrell transformed the multiplex into a deliriously Dadaist screaming match; when Edgar Wright and David Wain perfected the art of the spoof, even as the Epic Movie crowd…

The 25 best horror movies since 2000

Ask horror-movie buffs to name their favorite decade for the genre, and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. The ’30s had several of Universal’s classic roster of monsters. The ’40s had Val Lewton. The ’70s had zombies, and giant sharks, and Texas chain saw massacres. (The ’70s is a good choice.) But at the…

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