Ross Johnson

  • 31 Movies Where the Sex Scenes Are Essential

    31 Movies Where the Sex Scenes Are Essential

    Modern movie audiences are as prudish as ever when it comes to sex on the big screen. Online discourse frequently runs to the tiresome topic of whether or not sex scenes are strictly “necessary” to the plot of any particular film. I’m not nearly convinced that movies ought to be so laser-focused on plot that…


  • The Best Holiday Movies on Netflix Right Now

    The Best Holiday Movies on Netflix Right Now

    The holiday season seems to start around June, and Christmas movies have become a mostly cosy preoccupation through much of the year. Though there’s still a bit of variety in seasonal fare, gone are the days when you watched one Christmas movie a year, and it was either about a guy trying to jump off…


  • The 36 Best ’90s Movies You Should Watch Right Now

    The 36 Best ’90s Movies You Should Watch Right Now

    Though people talk about the auteur revolution of the 1970s, or the warm, populist glow of neon-soaked ‘80s movies, the 1990s were an incredibly assured time in filmmaking. Romantic comedies went deeper and darker; Black filmmakers were rising to the forefront and telling their own stories; and technology had advanced to the point that things…