The 20 worst films of 2016

Critics tend to see all the same good movies and none of the same bad ones. That’s the major difference between a best-of-the-year staff list and a worst-of-the-year staff list: The former expresses consensus enthusiasm, while the latter is just a series of individual bones being picked—a way for writers to vent about…

Helena Bonham Carter on playing eccentrics and having a baby with Elizabeth Taylor

In reprising her role as The Red Queen in Alice Through The Looking Glass, Helena Bonham Carter continues what’s been an award-winning career defined by an adeptness for portraying the eccentric. Though Bonham Carter’s capabilities certainly aren’t limited to those roles, having received an Oscar nomination for her…

Our critics go Through The Looking Glass and wish they hadn’t

It’s not just warring mutants coming to the multiplex this Memorial Day weekend. Disney fends off the X-Men with their own effects-driven sequel, Alice Through The Looking Glass, which has even less in common with its Lewis Carroll source material than Tim Burton’s 2010 adaptation did. On this episode of Film Club,…

Alice Through The Looking Glass should be a lot weirder than it is

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Disney’s version of Tim Burton’s version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland made over a billion dollars worldwide back in 2010, a box office statistic that will forever vex those who mistook Burton spending a little too much time in his wheelhouse for some kind of crime against literature, cinema, and dance all at…

It’s time for more digital thrills in the Alice Through The Looking Glass TV spot

The new Alice Through The Looking Glass TV spot doubles-down on the original trailer’s obsession with time, both the concept and its evil, teal-eyed personification played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Indeed, each moment of the new preview is punctuated by fervent ticking on the soundtrack as viewers are treated to the inner…

It’s finally time to watch the Alice Through The Looking Glass trailer

The trailer for Alice Through The Looking Glass is here, and sees the titular hero return to Wonderland at a most opportune time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) ventures through the looking glass seemingly at the behest of the Blue Caterpillar (Alan Rickman), who tells her it’s been too long since she’s called on them. But…

The clock’s a-ticking in new Alice Through The Looking Glass teasers

The first teaser for Alice Through The Looking Glass was a bit of PSA, reminding those who depend on analog clocks to “fall back” an hour. Disney’s just shared two more bite-sized clips for the Alice In Wonderland sequel that are more colorful than helpful, but that’s OK because at least we get to see Helena Bonham…