Sam Kriss

The new Mad Max film is a betrayal of everything that made Fury Road so good

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Action films are boring. This isn’t really an opinion, it’s just demonstrably true. Try it for yourself: put on any…

It’s time to free art from being ‘interactive’ and ‘immersive’

4 May 2024 9:00 am

The American artist and critic Brad Troemel once pointed out that art galleries have all turned into a kind of…

Grey, gloomy, and utterly joyless: Ripley reviewed

13 April 2024 9:00 am

If you’ve spent any time gawping at Netflix over the past half-decade or so, you’ll already know that human culture…

The problem with podcasts

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Can anything serious come from podcasts, asks Sam Kriss

Why bother calling it White Noise when it’s just another Noah Baumbach film? White Noise reviewed

10 December 2022 9:00 am

These days, everyone who was knocking around a few decades ago predicted the internet. Marshall McLuhan famously predicted the internet…

Why ASMR is evil

3 December 2022 9:00 am

Sam Kriss on how we became addicted to ASMR

War games do something seriously unpleasant to our brains

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Not all video games are war games but those that are do something deeply unpleasant to our brains, says Sam Kriss

Why I admire Saudi Arabia’s monstrous new city

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Sam Kriss on Saudi Arabia’s $1 trillion eco-city

Promethean grandeur: Maurice Broomfield – Industrial Sublime, at the V&A, reviewed

10 September 2022 9:00 am

When Maurice Broomfield left school at the age of 15, he took a job at the Rolls-Royce factory, bending copper…

In defence of country-pop

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Sam Kriss on why country-pop is the most modern music there is

The art of extinction

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Sam Kriss on the power of paleoart

Schlock: Everything Everywhere All At Once reviewed

14 May 2022 9:00 am

We’re doing multiverses now. Last weekend, a friend dragged me to see Marvel’s latest product, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse…