Boundaries drags Vera Farmiga on a road trip through quirky-indie-family clichés

Toward the beginning of Boundaries, beleaguered single mom Laura (Vera Farmiga), her shiftless father Jack (Christopher Plummer), and her oddball teenage son, Henry (Lewis MacDougall), set off on a multi-state West Coast road trip in Jack’s old Rolls-Royce. An hour into the journey, they carelessly run out of gas.…

Sam Rockwell will probably win Best Supporting Actor, but our hearts belong to another

The 90th Academy Awards are coming up Sunday, March 4th and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Removing Kevin Spacey isn't the only way they could have improved All The Money In The World

Whatever else can be said about Ridley Scott’s ripped-from-the-headlines thriller All The Money In The World, you’d never guess—if you didn’t know already—that one of its key roles was occupied by an entirely different actor just six weeks ago. Gone is Kevin Spacey, who buried himself deeply under mounds of old-age…

All The Money In The World moves its release date to Christmas Day

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has pushed the release date of Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World—a movie that does not have Kevin Spacey in it, so don’t bring up Kevin Spacey—from December 22 to December 25. Apparently, this has nothing to do with any Kevin Spacey-related controversies (because he’s…

Ridley Scott enthusiastically explains his decision to recast Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World

Hollywood is facing a long-overdue campaign of housecleaning at the moment, as decades-worth of accusations of sexual harassment and assault against powerful men are finally coming to light (and actually being listened to, for once). This sweeping out of the alleged bums has had any number of knock-on effects in the…

Charles Dickens gets his own superfluous origin story in The Man Who Invented Christmas

Movies about writers always struggle with the fact that the writing process is almost unfilmable; the manual work of scribbling and typing letters is only a small, visible part of it. But The Man Who Invented Christmas, which dramatizes the six weeks that it took a cash-strapped Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) to pen A…