Styles’ Wobbly Foray Into Acting

Styles’ Wobbly Foray Into Acting

Harry Styles as Jack in Don’t Worry DarlingPhoto: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures This story was updated at 11:25 AM.—Ed. Harry Styles swoops out on stage at concerts and 10,000, 50,000, even 100,000 fans instantly fall under his spell. He’s mesmerizing. He can sing, dance, charm. Using that most elusive of skills, he transforms a … Read more

10 Great Movies About 10 of History’s Worst People

10 Great Movies About 10 of History’s Worst People

Screenshot: Downfall (2004) There’s a reason books about Hitler consistently outsell books about Churchill. As long as it’s kept at arm’s length, abstracted into words or images, and not in our faces or in our houses, evil is way more compelling than good. These 10 people are among the worst humans in history—merciless despots, ruthless … Read more

Do They Love Star Wars So Much It’s Bad?

Do They Love Star Wars So Much It’s Bad?

J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Image: Lucasfilm One of the biggest shifts in Star Wars history happened when the fans got control. That’s not how history would phrase it, but after Disney purchased the franchise, it was the first time people who grew up loving the films were finally given a chance to … Read more

James Cameron on the new theatrical re-release of Avatar

James Cameron on the new theatrical re-release of Avatar

(L-R:) Jake Sully (voiced by Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (voiced by Zoe Saldaña) in Twentieth Century Fox’s AvatarImage: Courtesy of WETA If you haven’t seen Avatar in a movie theater, it “kinda means you haven’t seen the film,” at least according to writer-director James Cameron. Not that Cameron is the kind of guy who would … Read more

Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Image: Lucasfilm Just as we’re about to get a new Star Wars show in the form of Andor—the second of three shows this year, if you need reminding—the movie side of the franchise took another noticeable hit. Rogue Squadron, a film originally planned to be directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins for a December 2023 … Read more

Movie fan Martin Scorsese loves Ti West’s Pearl

Movie fan Martin Scorsese loves Ti West’s Pearl

Martin Scorsese, Mia Goth as PearlPhoto: Kimberly White (Getty), Screenshot: A24 There are few things more coveted in our current cinema landscape than Martin Scorsese’s validation. Disagree? Do yourself the disservice of reading up on the reaction to the 79-year-old filmmaker’s disinterest in superhero movies. As we know, many people take Scorsese’s opinion very seriously. … Read more

Cate Blanchett pitched her new Documentary Now! episode

Cate Blanchett pitched her new Documentary Now! episode

Cate BlanchettPhoto: Vittorio Zunino Celotto (Getty Images) After 52 seasons (give or take) of cinematic excellence, Documentary Now! returns on October 19 with a brand-new season and a brand-new set of high-profile guest stars, including Alexander Skarsgård, Nicholas Braun, Liliane Rovère, Jamie Demetriou, Trystan Gravelle, Jonathan Pryce, John Rhys-Davies, Harriet Walter, and Tom Jones. And … Read more

New Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Movies Coming Out in Fall 2022

New Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Movies Coming Out in Fall 2022

Black Adam – Official Trailer 2 Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (October 5 on Netflix) When an elderly friend dies, a young boy finds he can still talk with her through his iPhone in this adaptation of a Stephen King story. Terrifier 2 (October 6) If you’re scared of clowns, then you probably don’t want to see … Read more

what to watch, read, and know

what to watch, read, and know

L-R: Nick Kroll, Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Sydney Chandler, Harry Styles, and Gemma Chan attend the Don’t Worry Darling red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film FestivalPhoto: Kate Green/Getty Images (Getty Images) If you’ve zipped through this list to get to the juicy bit, it’s hard to blame you. Regardless of its … Read more

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans wins TIFF People’s Choice Award

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans wins TIFF People’s Choice Award

Watch out, Steven Spielberg! The Oscar it’s right behind you! You’re waving the wrong way! Photo: Robyn Beck (AFP via Getty Images) Old Stevie might need to clear some room on the mantle. Per Deadline, the three-time Oscar winner’s autobiographical film, The Fabelmans, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, won the … Read more