Editorials

Opinion pieces that touch on prominent and sometimes controversial topics in the world of film.

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 13

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 13

In our latest episode of the podcast, Max and I share some of our most-anticipated fall…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 12

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 12

John and Max are donning their black hats this week for a discussion about Suicide Squad…

Why Harlan County U.S.A. Is Essential

Why Harlan County U.S.A. Is Essential

I had a chance to choose a film for a week of coverage at The Cinessential…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures is all about the Criterion Collection this week. John and Max look at…

The Futurist and the Future

The Futurist and the Future

I’m writing and editing for a new film website called The Cinessential, which launched this week…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 10

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 10

It’s the tenth episode of It’s the Pictures! John and Max look into the films of…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 9

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 9

John and Max are exploring the films of Pixar Animation this week, including its newest feature,…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 8

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 8

It’s the end of the world, but John and Max feel fine. This week, on the…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 7

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 7

John and Max are exploring the films of Shane Black in the latest episode of the…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 6

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 6

John and Max dive headfirst into 2016’s summer movie offerings. They come out of the process…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 5

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 5

John and Max weave a joint review of the new Jungle Book adaptation in with a…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 4

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 4

Cinephiles rejoice! John and Max cover the announced films for the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival.…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 3

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 3

Spoilers abound when John and Max go deep on their favorite movies with ambiguous endings in…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 2

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 2

The second episode of It’s the Pictures is available to stream! In it, Max and I…

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 1

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 1

After several enjoyable stints on the John Likes Movies podcast, Max Covill and I have formally…

How to Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

How to Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

This week, I had the pleasure of publishing an article for the magazine The Week. In…

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