The Morning Watch: ‘Blockers’ Puke Scene Breakdown, ‘Nathan For You’ Video Essay & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Blockers director Kay Cannon breaks down a hilarious […]

YouTube pulls hundreds of videos over essay cheating ads

YouTube doesn’t have it easy managing the ads it automatically inserts itself, but it’s another challenge entirely to manage the ads baked into the videos themselves. The online video giant has pulled over 1,400 videos after a BBC investigation found more than 250 channels had mid-video ads for EduBirdie, a Ukraine-based essay cheating service. YouTube […]

Doctors should help patients fight disease and treat their well-being, too, according to medical journal essay

An essay in the British Medical Journal urges doctors and patients to start thinking differently about what it means to be returned to health. It envisages medicine that doesn’t stop at the hospital door, but also sets conditions for a healthy life even among people who live with chronic conditions.

‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ Pauline Kael, and the Essay That Changed Film Criticism

Flavorwire is taking the final week of 2017 off, because God knows we need it. But all week, we’ll be reposting some of our favorite pieces from the year. Read them all here. Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bonnie and Clyde, a nice round number of a milestone that will presumably […]

The Morning Watch: ‘Star Trek’ Battles ‘Star Wars’, ‘Lost in Translation’ Video Essay & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, the crew of the USS Enterprise comes up […]

The NCAA will not sanction UNC after an academic scandal — here’s how a student-athlete got an A-minus with a one-paragraph final essay

ESPN For years, UNC Chapel Hill student-athletes and non-student-athletes alike used “paper classes” — courses that never met and required only one final paper — to boost their grades. The NCAA announced on Friday that it “could not conclude” that UNC violated academic rules after a years-long investigation into the academic scandal, saying the university […]

Martin Scorsese Pens Essay Calling Rotten Tomatoes ‘Hostile to Serious Filmmakers’

The animosity between the film industry and internet “aggregators” has been simmering since the summer, but it’s just kicked up a notch with the introduction of legendary director Martin Scorsese into the fray. Scorsese penned an excoriating essay against Rotten Tomatoes, Cinemascore, and other digital aggregation sites, calling them “hostile to serious filmmakers,” and a bane on […]

Video Essay: What Makes ‘Black Mirror’ So Dark?

Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror rarely features episodes with happy endings…or any semblance of happiness at all, really. It’s often a relentlessly bleak examination of the worst impulses of humanity, all told under the umbrella of an ominous warning about how our relationship with technology may eventually be the downfall of our society. It’s not the easiest show to watch – […]