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There's a question ping-ponging around the movie world as to whether or not "Spider-Man: No Way Home" should be nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards. The answer: Sure, why … more
The plot is familiar — a young boy, left by himself for Christmas, is forced to defend his home against burglars using a series of elaborate homemade booby traps — but the execution of … more
Kenneth Branagh's autobiographical drama "Belfast" movingly finds a very difficult balance: It's a film both thoroughly sentimental and grittily real. Taking place mostly in the summer of 1969, it's … more
Ironically, the black-and-white cinematography in "Passing" is there to show us that nothing in the drama is black and white. Beginning on a blazing hot day in 1920s Harlem and ending on a frigid … more
From the hushed misterioso quality of its opening sequence to the nervous ambiguity of its coda, writer-director Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” (premiering on Netflix Nov. 10) floats like … more
A red notice, as helpfully defined by “Red Notice,” is the highest level of arrest warrant issued by Interpol. You might think of this detail as a red herring, given how little it really … more
“Spencer” labels itself “a fable from a true tragedy,” which means it’s a biopic unafraid of acknowledging its speculative inventions. Director Pablo Larrain’s … more
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” dots its primer on friendship with chase scenes and warnings about Big Tech, with only mixed success. Friendless young Barney (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer) … more
Of all the science fiction franchises in the known universe, the one I would take to a desert island — or planet, I guess — is "Star Trek."  I am not a Trekkie by any means (not … more
I'm worried Wes Anderson is turning into Woody Allen — not personally, but professionally. Like Allen, Anderson does something specific that gets more specific with each film. You can … more
Why is it that so many of the happy-sounding hits of the 1960s such as "Downtown" and "Georgy Girl" become sad if you listen to the lyrics? That dichotomy is addressed in "Last Night in Soho," … more
So, what happens when you hand a massive Marvel Comics Universe movie to a brilliant maker of small-scale, meditative independent movies? Something different, it turns out — not always in a … more
Standing before a somber crowd of some 300 film workers Sunday night, a display of floral wreaths and photos of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins behind him, IATSE international Vice President Michael … more
A shot fired on the New Mexico set of “Rust” that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on Thursday was “a live single round,” according to a … more
For those who love the deliciously unsettling, tightness-in-the-stomach, hey-wait-what-was-that-noise-outside feeling that a scary movie can bring — here are 10 recommendations ... more
In the past five years, French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has established himself as a sci-fi auteur with an approach to scale and tone that makes him the only logical choice to tackle a new … more
Harry Styles has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or rather, Marvel has joined the Harry Styles Cinematic Universe as the singer continues to build up his acting resume. more
On Friday, Denis Villeneuve’s soaring, large-scale take on Frank Herbert’s epic 1965 sci-fi novel “Dune” hits theaters and HBO Max, hopefully to please fans of the hugely … more
A Wes Anderson movie is recognizable from its first seconds; sitting down to one feels like spotting a friend in a crowd — a rare dream these days — and realizing how much you've missed … more
It was autumn 1979 when Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and a small group of Detroit friends headed off to the woods in Tennessee to make a horror movie. Two years later, their … more
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