Suburbicon’s awkward medley proves that George Clooney is no Coen brother

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George Clooney’s Suburbicon is a mishmash: two incompatible movies—one archly cynical, the other painfully sincere—wedged uncomfortably together. The foundation of the project is a dusted-off screenplay by the Coen brothers, a mordant small-town crime lark they wrote right after their debut, Blood Simple, and then…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle teaser crams an entire movie into 4 screaming seconds

Cramming the already-cramped concept of the “teaser” trailer into a half-subliminal visual poke, spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle managed to compress its entire first promo, released today, into a mere four second span—bookended by shots of the fictitious British spy service’s logo, which take up twice as much…

Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro to star in mysterious new David O. Russell show

The days of TV actors starring in prestigious shows and hogging all of the acclaim may soon be ending, because the movie people are staging a full-on assault of the TV world in the form of a mysterious new project created by Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle director David O. Russell. He won’t be turning to…

Maggie’s Plan is the off-brand version of a delightful Greta Gerwig comedy

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Maggie (Greta Gerwig) has a plan all right, and it just might be crazy enough to work. Two years after wooing a married man out of his marriage, she’s found trouble in paradise and a whole mess of second thoughts. If only there was some way she could… give him back, effectively rebuilding the home she’s wrecked.…

Greta Gerwig falls in and out of love with Ethan Hawke in Maggie’s Plan trailer

Falling in love sure is fun, what with the meet-cutes, the spirited conversations in Washington Square Park, and the passionate nightgown removals. Unfortunately, though, the person you fall in love with sometimes turns out to be a bit of a stuffy, self-absorbed jackass played by Ethan Hawke. That’s what happens to…

Julianne Moore petitions removal of Confederate general’s name from school

CNN reports that Julianne Moore has launched an online petition to rename her alma mater. The actress attended J.E.B. Stuart High School in Fairfax County in the ’70s, a school that was named after a Confederate general. Moore has teamed up with producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty), a fellow alum, to garner enough…