The Death Of Stalin cast talks about inhabiting the characters closest to the Soviet dictator

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. In the film, Jason Isaacs and Andrea Riseborough star as Stalin’s field marshal, Georgy Zhukov, and daughter, Svetlana Stalina, respectively. At the Sundance premiere of…

Delve into Laura’s murderous past in this All-New Wolverine #32 exclusive

The last few weeks have been rough for female heroes at Marvel with the cancellations of America, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, and The Unbelievable Gwenpool, but Laura “Wolverine” Kinney has managed to survive the culling. With the original Wolverine back from the dead, Laura’s extended future in the role is a question, but Tom…

Jessica Jones begins its second season with an unsettling trip down memory lane

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching these Netflix Defenders shows, it’s that you don’t come to them for plot. None of these shows have fully succeeded at telling a tight but compelling story over a 13-episode season, although the first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones came the closest. (Iron Fist and…

Michael K. Williams shares details on his excised Solo: A Star Wars Story character

In August, shortly after Ron Howard stepped in to take over Solo: A Star Wars Story from fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, a part originally played by Michael K. Williams had to be cut out when he couldn’t make room for Howard’s reshoots in his schedule. Paul Bettany was then brought in to play the same…

David Byrne can be your guide to an uneven American Utopia

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The purest expression of David Byrne’s creative outlook can’t be found on a Talking Heads record or in an elaborate installation or in any of the thousands of words he’s written about songs, current events, cycling, and art. It’s in a movie, and it’s not even the first movie that springs to mind: In the “Shopping Is A…

Good intentions can’t save A Wrinkle In Time from its universe of missteps

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club, this time discussing A Wrinkle In Time, the latest adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved YA novel. Directed by Selma and 13th’s Ava DuVernay, A Wrinkle In Time is ambitious and well-intentioned, but…

Dress for very limited success with this "podcast co-host top"

Look, if you want to make it in the competitive world of podcasting, you have to recognize every possible advantage. Conventional wisdom has always stressed the first three steps: get your mic sorted, pick a good theme (“wacky news” or “super niche pop culture history” are always safe bets), and send out preliminary…

New York Times finally gets around to writing an obituary for Sylvia Plath, 14 other historic women

Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, The New York Times dedicated a substantial number of column inches to an area in which their publication has been lacking: Obituaries for women. As the new interactive feature notes, the Times has published thousands of obits since the paper’s founding in 1851 and “the…