Jake Gyllenhaal wrote a very sweet essay about his buddy Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds seems like one of those rare Hollywood types who might actually be as nice as his publicist wants you to believe. He’s very cute with his wife Blake Lively, he does nice things for his fans, and he even—wonder of wonders—seems to like the movies that he makes. (Uh, most of them.) And now he’s even got a…

Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly bicker, bond, and chase a bounty as The Sisters Brothers

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When Quentin Tarantino coined the term “hangout movie,” he was describing one of the greatest Westerns ever made: Rio Bravo, Howard Hawks’ 1959 masterpiece, which kills most of its running time just laying low with a small-town sheriff and the motley posse he’s assembled to guard a jailhouse, eavesdropping on their…

Jake Gyllenhaal to play the villainous Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to make his superhero-movie debut, as Variety reports that the Nightcrawler star is in talks to join webcrawler Peter Parker in Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The details of Gyllenhaal’s role are being kept quiet, but Variety’s sources say he’ll be playing a villain in the film…

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boston Marathon bombing film isn’t too bad, and other surprises at Toronto

Unless you spend most of your festival rolling the dice on first features and movies by largely unknown filmmakers, TIFF can be a lot like a weeklong version of that expectations-versus-reality scene from (500) Days Of Summer: Over and over again, you walk into a theater with a certain expectation, only to be…

Okja is a messy, go-for-broke satire from the director of Snowpiercer

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A choppy mix of anti-corporate farce and Spielbergian fantasy, Bong Joon-Ho’s bilingual Okja veers wildly, but never stalls; if Bong, the South Korean writer-director behind The Host, Memories Of Murder, and Snowpiercer, never squares the film’s satirical means with its sentimental ends, he at least throws the weight…

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany grow Stronger in David Gordon Green’s latest

Last year’s Patriot’s Day took a broad look at the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing, but, based on the first trailer, Stronger—which tackles the same subject—looks like it’s seeking to tell a more personal story. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, who was the subject of one of the most…

Take a long walk down the never-ending Gyllenhall

Jake Gyllenhaal’s great—a handsome dude who seems to genuinely try to be in good movies, and also, for some reason, video game movies. (Please don’t make a movie about The Division.) He’s in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, and next year he’ll be in films by David Gordon Green and Bong Joon-ho and a big sci-fi flick…

Tom Ford frames stories within stories in the postmodern Nocturnal Animals

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“I’m too cynical to be an artist,” muses a character at around the midpoint of Nocturnal Animals, the second feature by the fashion designer Tom Ford, perhaps winking to the audience of this arch and self-conscious film. For Nocturnal Animals takes dilettantism as a principle; Ford, who previously directed A Single Man

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds find terrifying new Life in this trailer

What happens when two Hollywood hunks—in this case, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal—end up on a the International Space Station with a malevolent alien? The trailer for Life presumes you’ll want to find out. (It doesn’t look good.) Gyllenhaal appears to be the quiet, potentially menacing astronaut, while Reynolds…