The Purge and John Wick are just two entrées reheated for the sci-fi buffet Hotel Artemis

On a typical Wednesday night in the satirical techno-future of 2028, while the rest of Los Angeles riots over the price of water, business continues as usual at the Hotel Artemis, a members-only underground hospital (or “darkroom,” in the movie’s cyberpunk parlance) with grungy, century-old art deco décor. The…

Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster replace Casey Affleck as this year's Best Actress presenters

Earlier this year—and, really, for no particular reason or pending lawsuits whatsoever—Casey Affleck announced that he’d be forgoing his expected duties at this year’s Oscars, skipping the job of handing out Best Actress to the winner of the class of 2018. (Traditionally, the best acting awards are presented by the…

Black Mirror’s Jodie Foster and Rosemarie DeWitt on the horrors of parenting

A highlight episode from the upcoming season of Black Mirror is one directed by Jodie Foster: “Arkangel,” starring Rosemarie DeWitt as a mother whose daughter goes missing for a brief, panic-stricken moment in a time, and after recovering her, enlists in an experimental procedure to keep her daughter safe. While the…

Preview photos for season 4 of Black Mirror feature a doctor and a starship captain

Black Mirror, whether it’s the original British incarnation or the Netflix-backed continuation, is a show that’s almost predictable in its unpredictability. Being an anthology show, it’s pretty much impossible to say how a given episode will play out, but barring at least one very memorable example, you know that…

Shame it’s not 1998, when Money Monster might have looked relevant

“I haven’t eaten dinner alone since the ’90s,” says TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney), as a means of chiding his no-nonsense, no-dining-companion producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) early in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. Despite what the film considers an of-the-moment hook, it’s this line of dialogue that…

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Chicago, see George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Money Monster early and for free

Though her last credited movie role was the ludicrously accented Delacourt in 2013’s Elysium, Jodie Foster’s been keeping busy. She recently flexed her directing muscles on episodes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, and is now gearing up for her fourth feature film, Money Monster. For this “real-time,…

The trailer for Money Monster shows off some feel-good terrorist antics

Showing that “Mel Gibson with a puppet strapped to his hand” was only the first step in Jodie Foster’s journey into cinematic subtlety, we’ve got the first trailer for the director’s new film, Money Monster, in which an angry blue-collar worker (Unbroken’s Jack O’Connell, playing the handsome, white, Christian kind of…