Essay

Movie Prom Highs and Lows

By Laura Kern

Docs like Midnight in Paris present joyful takes on the high-school tradition, while fiction films more often reveal another side.

Essay

Woman Trouble: On the Films of Brian De Palma and Nancy Allen

By Megan Abbott

It is in Allen’s performances that we see the trickiness of De Palma’s play with gender and sex in full, fulsome flower. She is in fact his greatest envoy in the sex wars. She embodies all his work’s contradictions and somehow renders them glorious, delectable, meaningful.