Jesse Eisenberg

The 10 Best Movies of 2014 So Far

The film calendar is so awards-driven, so targeted specifically towards the fall festivals and (heavy sigh) Oscar season, that it’s easy to presume little of note hits theaters in the first half of the year; it’s for Liam Neeson action movies and flicks that got bumped from their holiday slots because they weren’t good enough (hey there, Jack Ryan reboot). But rounding up the best titles from the year’s first six months actually yields a more eclectic and unpredictable selection, with genre titles, documentaries, indies, and oddities making up a rich and varied half-year at the… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in May

Tonight, a certain overworked web slinger will swing into something like 4000 screens across the country, kicking off the summer movie season in an appropriate fashion: with a big, dumb, terrible franchise movie that will gross more money than most of us can even imagine. But don’t worry — contrary to what the ubiquitous marketing campaigns of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and a handful of others might indicate, there are other movies coming out this summer, and here are a few worth seeking out this month. … Read More

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The Surprising Musical Theatre Pasts of Your Favorite Movie and TV Actors

I saw Matilda: The Musical on Broadway recently, and it was overwhelming. The set and songs were captivating, of course, but what truly had me floored was the titanic force of the child actors — many of whom were navigating their very first decade of life. They sang with more passion than some trained adults, and danced with that particular type of high-octane energy only available to schoolchildren on a sugar rush. It was impossible not to feel like the audience was being treated to a sneak preview of tomorrow’s superstars. … Read More

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Watch Trailer for ‘Old Joy’ Director’s New Film ‘Night Moves’

While Night Moves may, from its title alone, sound like an episode of the failed HBO sitcom Hello Ladies, it is actually Meek’s Cutoff and Old Joy director… Read More

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Sundance 2014 Adds More Movies

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Don’t Blame Bruce Willis: How the Internet Made Movie Junkets Insufferable

There’s a fascinating piece of video floating around the Internet today, shot during the recent RED 2 promotional tour, of Bruce Willis being kind of a dick to a British radio interviewer. It’s a perfect storm of awkwardness: the grinning journo in question, Jamie Edwards, isn’t exactly Charlie Rose, while Willis (not renowned for his warmth and affability) starts off grouchy and descends quickly to this: “Has any actor ever told you this, Jamie? This part is not acting. The fun part is over. We’re just selling the film now. Sales.” Brusque as it may be, it’s true. But it was always thus. So why does it seem like we’re seeing more of this stuff now? … Read More

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