I Re-Watched Garden State and Will Never Feel Again

When Garden State came out ten years ago, I was a 22-year-old naif who knew little of "critical thinking" or "not liking a movie just because it has kissing in it" or "maybe straight middle-class white guys have gotten to tell their stories enough times and there are many, many other stories that have never been told… » 8/14/14 2:30pm 8/14/14 2:30pm

Manic Pixie Dream Girls Are The Scourge Of Modern Cinema

The always-relevant Onion A.V. Club has coined a term for the type of movie girl-woman whom we've long despised: the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. The A.V. Club defines the MPDG as "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly… » 8/06/08 11:00am 8/06/08 11:00am