Matt Singer

Peekaboo! The Top 10 Semi-Nude Scenes in the Movies

Peekaboo! The Top 10 Semi-Nude Scenes in the Movies

Semi-nude or semi-clothed–are you an optimist or a pessimist? Whatever your view, these 10 movies have mastered the art of the almost-but-not-quite tease.

Top 10 Breakthrough Sundance Films

Top 10 Breakthrough Sundance Films

The Sundance Film Festival is famous for being one of the premiere places in the world to find the future stars of independent cinema. From directors to actors to documentarians, the artists involved in the following ten movies came to Park City with big dreams and left with promising careers. After they went to Sundance, their lives–and the world of film–;would never be the same again.

Film Intelligence: Chair-ish these days

Film Intelligence: Chair-ish these days

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: the festival circuit in full swing, Ben Affleck in full auteur mode and Dirty Harry, full-on crazy.

Film Intelligence: OBAMA'S AMERICA and NINJA TURTLES

Film Intelligence: OBAMA'S AMERICA and NINJA TURTLES

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: a big indie hit, a small indie studio fire and a hugely misguided remake.

Legal Download: Swashbucklers on demand

Legal Download: Swashbucklers on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, prepare for rapier wit and cutlasses supreme with our list of swashbuckler movies.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Swashbucklers

Film Intelligence: R.I.P. Tony Scott, Hollywood's lost top gun

Film Intelligence: R.I.P. Tony Scott, Hollywood's lost top gun

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: a tragic end, Bible stories, toxic avengers, and small children crying for our amusement.

Legal Download: Pregnancy on demand

Legal Download: Pregnancy on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, put down your birth plan and tell your Lamaze instructor you’re going to be late, because it’s time to talk about pregnancy movies.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Pregnancy

Film Intelligence: Kristen Stewart nixed, Henry Selick stopped, INDIANA JONES digitized

Film Intelligence: Kristen Stewart nixed, Henry Selick stopped, INDIANA JONES digitized

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: dreams, festivals, raids and teen idols.

Legal download: Long takes on demand

Legal download: Long takes on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, try to read the column without blinking in order to replicate the experience of watching movies with reallly long takes.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Long Takes

Film Intelligence: MASTER work, THE HOBBIT, AVENGERS 2

Film Intelligence: MASTER work, THE HOBBIT, AVENGERS 2

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: format fumbles, humbled hobbits and late greats.

Legal Download: Found footage horror on demand

Legal Download: Found footage horror on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later this column was found.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Found Footage Horror Movies

Film Intelligence: Night falls on Toronto

Film Intelligence: Night falls on Toronto

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: trips to Toronto, Hawaii and a Los Angeles porno theater.

Legal Download: Road trips on demand

Legal Download: Road trips on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, life is a highway, and we’re going to ride it all night long — or for five movies, whichever comes first, as we list some great cinematic road trips available instantly.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Road Trip Movies

Film Intelligence: The darkest night

Film Intelligence: The darkest night

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: a tragedy at a movie theater in Colorado.

Legal Download: Indie Will Ferrell on demand

Legal Download: Indie Will Ferrell on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, I have an important piece of news and I need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen: These Will Ferrell indie movies are now available on demand and streaming.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Will Ferrell Indies

Film Intelligence: Batmen of honor

Film Intelligence: Batmen of honor

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: Batman returns, Rush Limbaugh attacks, and Hef makes a big play.

Legal download: Siblings on demand

Legal download: Siblings on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, celebrate the love of brotherly movies — and sisterly ones, too — with five siblings films good enough to rival the best of any genre.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Siblings

Film Intelligence: Comic-Con edition

Film Intelligence: Comic-Con edition

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: the nerds rise, GHOSTBUSTERS 3 rumors rise again and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Legal Download: Autobiography on demand

Legal Download: Autobiography on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, the camera is a mirror for our survey of autobiographical films.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Autobiography

Legal download: Wedding movies on demand

Legal download: Wedding movies on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, we bring you a bevy of brides as we watch some wedding movies.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Weddings

Film intelligence: Nora Ephron's career to remember

Film intelligence: Nora Ephron's career to remember

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. Every week, we read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: we lose a great filmmaker, we gain some lost footage, plus some frank talk about the state of a hotly anticipated movie.

Legal download: Filmmaking documentaries on demand

Legal download: Filmmaking documentaries on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, we budget time to watch some documentaries about the art of filmmaking.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Filmmaking Documentaries

People love movies — but they’re fascinated by them too: how they’re made, who makes them, and why. Films about films have existed almost as long as the medium itself, and many of the best are documentaries, probably because as inventive as screenwriters are, they can never top the true-life stories of madness and mad creativity that take place on a film set. These five films, all available for legal download or streaming, give you a taste of the world of cinema: the crazy dreamers and the crazier moguls. And remember, dear readers: these people are professionals. Do try this at home.

Film intelligence: Reboots and resurrections

Film intelligence: Reboots and resurrections

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. Every week, we read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: a franchise won’t be returning to the screen but a controversial director will, plus a new tablet and a new MASTER.

Legal download: Sex comedies on demand

Legal download: Sex comedies on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, it’s all about fucks and yucks as we list the sex comedies you can find online.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Sex Comedies

There’s nothing funnier than sex. The eternal quest for it, the fumbling, awkward act itself, the deep shame afterwards — everything about it is ripe with comic possibilities. Movies tend to treat sex a bit seriously — maybe because the censors who monitor the content in movies tend to treat sex really seriously — but over the years, the cinema has nonetheless given us some very funny discourse on intercourse. Here are just five examples that you can watch in your home, on your computer, right this second.