David Thomson


The Never-Ending Content Stream

The peril—and promise—of too many movies, sports events, and television programs to watch.

Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th April 1986, #2, by David Hockney.

Lost Highways

The roads of the American West are an endless frontier of beauty, ecstasy, and spirituality.

Stretching the Movie Experience

We’re sitting and bingeing on filmed entertainment for hours at a time. Does that mean the two-hour movie format is dead?

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright's "Darkest Hour," a Focus Features release.

Unbroken Bulldog

Winston Churchill is the hero in our soft-minded and cliched interpretation of modern history. But “Darkest Hour” respects history and the chaotic personality of Churchill.

Summer of War

“Monterey Pop” celebrated the Summer of Love that quickly was overtaken by the quagmire documented in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War.”


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