Contained Space: Captain Phillips, Reviewed.

1. There's a moment in Paul Greengrass' United 93, one of the best films of the last decade, in which we are invited not to sympathize with the hijackers of Flight 93, exactly, but at least take a look at them as humans, if just for a moment. They're monsters, but they're people, on that plane, too, also about to die.… » 10/08/13 5:55pm 10/08/13 5:55pm

A Big Huge Ball Of Crazy. Cloud Atlas, Reviewed.

1. I've never read the book Cloud Atlas, but I bet it's good. Judging from the film, the book must be insanely ambitious—narratively and stylistically—clearly vying to be no less than some sort of grand binding theory of everything, throughout history, forever. That sort of ambition can work on the page, where stories… » 10/24/12 6:27pm 10/24/12 6:27pm

Oscar Week: In Defense Of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Tim Grierson and Will Leitch will be writing regularly on Gawker and Deadspin about movies, starting this week. We begin with defending the indefensible: praising the Oscar-nominated movie everyone seems to hate. Today, why you're wrong for hating Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Follow Grierson & Leitch on Twitter » 2/22/12 3:05pm 2/22/12 3:05pm