Where to Invade Next is scattershot, reductive, and irritating; it’s also smart, funny, heartfelt, and moving. It is, in other words, a Michael Moore …Read More
The Martian dominated the box office this weekend, also exerting its dominance over Interstellar — that other epic space movie you may have heard of — also featuring Jessica Chastain and a stranded-in-space Matt Damon.
The brand of James Bond theme songs is self-seriousness — but while they’re often so over the top in this vein as to be hilariously campy, Sam Smith has reinvented the Bond theme as a completely earnest love song for the upcoming Spectre.
Back in 2011, Spielberg made War Horse, a clear homage to the works of John Ford, and now, in 2015, he’s made his Howard Hawks movie. …Read More
If you’re not going anywhere this weekend anyway, why not stay in with your Netflix and get a jump on your month-long horror movie binge? …Read More
There’s that text that appears on the screen at the end of biopics and other films based on true stories, to tell you, selectively, what the characters you’ve been watching went on to do.
The multiplexes have two very big movies this week—and we’re talking literally, geographically big, one traversing Earth and Mars and the space in between, the other an IMAX 3D spectacular with a significant portion of its running time spent 110 stories high. So the small movies look even smaller in comparison—which is not necessarily a bad thing.
If the studios and major indie distributors get serious in the month of October, rolling out the first wave of their big fall prestige picks, the smaller indie handlers, it seems, get weird. This best of this month’s art house films are risky, challenging efforts that tell peculiar stories in unique ways; they’re joined by a handful of more mainstream-leaning titles, looking for a bit of recognition in the serious movie derby. Here’s what’s worth seeking out:
Watch: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Ralph Fiennes Take a (Dangerously?) Tense Vacation in ‘A Bigger Splash’
At first glance, the just-released trailer for I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash looks like it could be an extended version of the beginning of Before Midnight, where various generations gather in a villa and discuss life, love, sex, etc. over nice olive oil.
Blow-Up is a wildly influential movie with a couple of truly marvelous sequences, and a whole lot of dead air. It’s been vaunted to the status of classic, yes, but the films it inspired have proven far more durable, movies that still play as vibrant works of art rather than time-capsule curios. …Read More