Max Cea
Max Cea

Max Cea is a freelance writer whose work has been published by Grantland,, Salon, Spin and more. He is based in New York.

Nov. 14, 2017

Actor Caleb Landry Jones has had a stellar year — and he did it by tapping into white rage on-screen

Jones has brought a potent and particular kind of menace to some of 2017's most talked-about projects, including 'Get Out' and 'Twin Peaks: The Return.'

Nov. 11, 2017
Nov. 2, 2017

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ is a reminder that “white working class” doesn’t just mean one thing

In her solo directorial and writing debut, Gerwig shows us a white working-class family that doesn't play into the narratives that have loomed over 2017.
Oct. 28, 2017

George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ tries to tell a clever story about race relations. It fails.

Clooney's latest film comes from an old Coen brothers script that he updated with a subplot about bigotry — but neither story satisfies.
Oct. 27, 2017

Here’s a chart showing the age gaps between romantic partners in Woody Allen’s movies

The still-in-the-works 'A Rainy Day in New York' is just the latest example of an Allen film that involves a relationship between a middle-aged man and a much younger woman.
Oct. 19, 2017

Now is actually the perfect time for Louis CK’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’

The comedian and auteur's new film deals with questions of consent and sexual power dynamics in show business — and that's exactly the kind of story we could use right now.

Oct. 16, 2017

Eminem’s Trump trashing went viral — but he’s not the only pop star tearing into the president

Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, The National, Marc Anthony and Lupe Fiasco have also recently lobbed insults at the commander-in-chief.