Presenting a film a day for a one-year education in cinematic history—encompassing high art, low comedy, commercial blockbusters, and quirky gems it's a real treat to discover—BNR contributor Chris Barsanti proves himself an astute and witty guide to screen treasures of every description.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.